Innovating Science Science in the Kitchen , Small Group Learning

Item #: 2001880

A hands-on, small group consumer chemistry activity is a perfect addition to your science program.

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This kit incorporates a variety of scientific techniques all themed around common kitchen materials. Students will perform chromatography on commercial food colors, use chemical tests to identify an unknown cooking ingredient, examine the protein digesting ability of a common meat tenderizing enzyme, use titration to quantify vitamin C levels and then test an unknown juice or soda (not provided), and lastly examine some of the differences and similarities in the materials used to clean up (soap, hand dishwashing detergent, and machine dishwashing detergent). This kit has all of the materials needed for 5 groups, including a teacher's manual and student study guide copy masters.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
  • Performance Expectations:MS-PS1-2; MS-PS1-3; HS-PS1-3
  • Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; structure and function
  • Engineering Practices: Analyzing and interpreting data; obtaining, evaluating and communicating information; planning and carrying out investigations
DOT Info:
  • Non-Regulated
Kit Includes:
  • 5 Plastic Bottles
  • 1L Vegetable Oil
  • 25mL Food Coloring
  • 10 Alka Seltzer Tablets