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Innovating Science® - Engineer and Explore Your Own Enteric Coated Drugs

Engineer and Explore Your Own Enteric Coated Drugs

Product # IS3401

In this lab, students will learn the basic structures and pathway of the digestive system and understand the different functions of the stomach and the small intestine in regards to digestion. They will investigate how the properties of different enteric coatings react in different sections of the digestive system. Next they will explore the purpose of an enteric coating and engineer a simulated "coating" most suitable for certain pharmaceutical needs. This lab was written by a Biomedical Engineer and has enough materials for 15 groups.  Includes Teacher's manual and student guide.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.A; ETS1.B; LS1.A; ETS1.C
Performance Expectations: MS-LS1-3; MS-LS1-7; MS-ETS1-1; MS-ETS1-2; MS-ETS1-3; MS-ETS1-4; HS-LS1-2; HS-ETS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Energy and Matter; Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World; Systems and System Models
Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models; Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument From Evidence; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Kit Includes:
1 x 200mL Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%
1 x 34g Shellac Orange Flakes
1 x 4g Alginic Acid Sodium Salt
2 x 25mL Hydrochloric Acid, 10M
1 x 150mL Sodium Hydroxide, 10M
2 Aspirin Tablets, Enteric-coated
2 Aspirin Tablets, Regular
50 Cups, 5oz
30 Pipettes
45 Beads, White
1pkg Coverslips
15 Spot Plates

DOT Info:
UN1824, Sodium hydroxide solution, 8, II, Ltd Qty
UN1219, Isopropanol, 3, II, Ltd Qty

*"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 reproductive harm. For more information go to

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