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Chromatography Can Separate!Add to list Details
In this chemistry activity, learners use thin layer chromatography to determine the molecular composition of different markers.
Separating with ChromatographyAdd to list Details
In this experiment, learners separate different types of molecules in marker inks (using a technique called "thin layer chromatography").
ChromatographyAdd to list Details
In this activity, explore chromatography and the various colors that make up the ink in markers. Use this activity to investigate cohesion and adhesion.
Mystery PowdersAdd to list Details
Learners are given mysterious white powders and have to determine their identity with chemical tests.
The Proof is in the PowderAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will design a way to identify a powder found at a crime scene by comparing it with known powders, with the goal of solving a crime.
What Can You Make of It?
In this activity (located on page 2 of PDF), learners explore alternative uses of a simple paper cup, dubbed a "mystery item." Learners act as detectives and explore the properties and functions of th
In this activity, learners analyze a fictionalized report of life on Mars, based on a real NASA satellite photo, and explore how to separate scientific fact from fiction.
What's in the Bag?Add to list Details
In this activity, young learners use their sense of touch rather than sight to identify a mystery object in a bag. Learners take turns acting as "peekers" and "sensers" throughout the game.
Whodunit?Add to list Details
In this fascinating and fun experiment, learners use chemistry to identify a mystery powder and to solve a "crime," a process similar to that used by real forensic scientists.
Take a GuessAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use what they know about probability to figure out what is in a mystery bag. Learners analyze data to guess how many of each color crayons are in the bag.
Night EyesAdd to list Details
In this outdoor, night-time activity, learners discover how to spot eye-shine (reflection of light from an animal's eyes) by using a flashlight to play a simulation game.
Chemistry is ColorfulAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore materials through paper chromatography.
Brain Box (Bag) of ScienceAdd to list Details
In this neuroscience activity (5th activity on the page), learners explore their sense of touch without using their senses of vision and hearing.
This activity (on pages 15-23) combines interactive role-playing and graphing to introduce learners to the health affects of pollen.
Shake It!Add to list Details
In this outdoor activity that can be combined with a hike, learners try to match a "mystery community" by shaking animals out of different trees and shrubs.
Mystery ShapesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners describe an object they can’t see. After someone picks outs a few mystery objects and places them in a pillowcase, learners will investigate using only their hands.
Sock It To Me!Add to list Details
In this activity (7th activity on the page), learners use their sense of touch to identify mystery objects hidden in socks.