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Lesson Plan

Colour separation by chromatography

Summary: 
Separate colours in ink pens and/or leaves using chromatography
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Chemistry: Physical Changes, Solutions, Mixtures and Separating (2, 4, 5, 6)
Procedure: 

Do one or more of the activities to separate a mixture of colours, and demonstrate the technique of chromatography.

Notes: 

Brock: coloured marker pen chromatography, then black marker pen chromatography to figure out which pen wrote a note.

Grades taught: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Teacher: 
Carla Mountali
Ingrid
Melissa Marshall
Teaching Site: 
Brock Elementary
General Gordon Elementary Science Club