Monday, June 10, 2013

Mad Botanist Experiment

The 2013 season of summer camp started today at the Conservatory!  This week I am teaching Green Thumb, a camp that focuses on 'all things green' for 6 to 11 year olds.  We do a few 'mad botanist' experiments and this is the final product of our "Taking Out the Color" experiment.  The green liquid in the glass is chlorophyll in rubbing alcohol, which we removed from the brownish-green leaf on the left by boiling it briefly in water then letting it sit in the rubbing alcohol.  The experiment we did is very similar to this Chlorophyll Experiment from ThinkQuest.