Resources included: Student sheet
Time: 30 minutes
Target age range: 11-14.
Chromatography is one way that individual
substances in a mixture can be separated. It’s a process often used in
labs, like at GSK, to check that medicines contain the right
ingredients. Discover the process for yourself with this simple
As part of our STEM at home series, we have created some fun,
hands-on experiments to engage young people in STEM. They can be
completed at home or in school, encouraging students to become lab
scientists for the day. As well as including step-by-step instructions
and easy to follow diagrams, all can be completed in under 30 minutes
with little equipment.
Parental or teacher supervision is advised.
Download resource: Student sheet