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Science Detectives – Online!– Biotech Tools: Column Chromatography

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Science Detectives Online Biotech Tools Column Chromatography

New interactive offering for children 11–13 years old:  Column chromatography is a technique used to separate out a mixture of two or more different chemical solutions using differences in pH, chemical reactivity, size, or polarity. Investigate how this technique works by making your own column and using it to create a colorful display as you learn how this tool is used in everything from drug development to the food industry! 

Each live program will come with an interactive kit that contains materials for the child  to use during the class. All activities encourage the development of skills in scientific observation and thinking.  

Participants Need to Provide:

  • Computer or tablet with a microphone and camera
  • Internet connection
  • Access to Zoom
  • A pencil
  • A notebook or paper for observations
  • Area in front of the computer to do activities on a table
  • 12 ounces of white vinegar
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Masking tape
  • 2 pieces of 8.5″ x 11″ white paper
  • Tap water in a glass
  • Access to a sink

Kit Delivery Options:
All registrants will be given the option to select either “Museum Pickup” or “Ship to Home” at checkout. If you select “Ship to Home,” your kit will be mailed at least one week prior to the start of the program to the mailing address you provide (kit shipping is included in the program price). If you select “Museum Pickup,” your kit will be available at the Museum Store one week before your program date. Registrants who select Museum Pickup will receive a $5.00 gift card to the Museum Store!  The gift card is valid at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Museum Stores for online or in-person shopping only, and not valid for Cafe or other Museum purchases.

Registration is closed for this program

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 7, 8:00am.

Not a member yet?  Join today to receive a discount

Questions: Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more information or email educationNCMNS@naturalsciences.org



December 16, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$25 per participant; $20 member participant.


NC United States