IS1509 Distance Learning: Forensic Chemistry – Drug Detection

Everyone who ate the school cafeteria’s chili became ill. Could someone have tainted the chili? You are a forensic toxicologist, and it is up to you to determine if any of the ingredients in the cafeteria could have been substituted for aspirin, which appears to have been stolen from the nurse’s office. You will perform a series of chemical tests on the cafeteria ingredients and a control sample of aspirin, to determine if all the ingredients are what they are supposed to be. Kit contains an Instruction Manual and enough material for 2 groups.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; MS-PS1-3; HS-PS1-1; HS-PS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information: Developing and Using Models

Kit Includes:
4g Acetylsalicylic acid (control)
4g Corn starch
4g Salt
4g Sugar
4mL Sodium hydroxide, 1M
4mL Ferric nitrate, 0.2M
4mL Lugol’s iodine
4mL Deionized water
1 pkg Toothpicks
4 Plastic scoops
2 Microreaction plates

DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.4
This package conforms to 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Acetyl Salicylic Acid/Aspirin, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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