Learn about the difference between forensic chemistry and forensic toxicology.
- Students will perform presumptive chemical tests on drugs and poisons, identify unkown samples based on chemical test results, and examine urine for evidence of heavy metal poisoning.
- Aligned to NGSS Practices
- Performance expectations: MS-PS1-2; MS-PS1-3; MS-PS1-5; MS-LS1-8; HS-PS1-1; HS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-3
- Disciplinary core ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
- Cross cutting concepts include patterns; energy and matter; structure and function
- Engineering practices include obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Developing and Using Models; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
In this lab, the student learns the difference between forensic chemistry and forensic toxicology. They gain knowledge in understanding how over-the-counter drugs, controlled drugs, and illegal drugs may act as toxins. Students will have the opportunity to perform presumptive chemical tests on drugs and poisons, identify unknown samples based on chemical test results and examine urine for evidence of heavy metal poisoning using chromatography. Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included. This kit contains enough material for 15 groups.
Delivery information: Kit includes instructional manual and SDS booklet.
Caution: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phenolphthalein/Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.