Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Gel Filtration and Thin Layer Chromatography

Program Number: 
463
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Feb. 4, 2014 | Tuesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014; 10:00am-12:00pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 11(minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Micro World Investigate Lab- 3rd floor
Fee: 
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

Chromatography is simply a collection of various methods to separate items in a mixture. Students will learn about the various types of chromatography, their applications, and how this technology is evolving. This class will include activities with Gel Filtration Chromatography (separation by size), and Thin Layer Chromatography (separation using solvents) and an exploration of how these techniques are used in clinical and research applications.

Family Science Investigations programs offer families an opportunity to participate together in monthly science classes related to Museum research, including topics in ecology, paleontology, geology and biology. These classes are especially useful for homeschoolers looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!

Program Instructor: Deb Bailey and Christy Flint, Coordinators for Micro World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

All classes are made available through the generosity of a grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation.