An interesting series of Christmas science experiments can be run using the extract from poinsettias. Students will enjoy extracting and using the pigments from poinsettia leaves in this set of hands-on wet labs! Poinsettia extract is an acid base indicator so it turns color in common acids and bases. In addition there are other science investigations that can be performed. Perfect for middle school students and secondary students! All the activities below are completely described and include all the procedures and result tables.
-preparation of poinsettia extract
-use of poinsettia extract as pH indicator
-layering of poinsettia extract
-chromatography of poinsettia extract
-dialysis of poinsettia extract
-simple chemical analysis of poinsettia extract
-how-to-make poinsettia paper for painting with acids and bases
Check out other Christmas Science Resources!
Candy Cane Science
The Amazing Hovering Tinsel
Santa Takes a Ride
Christmas Spinning Disks: STEM
Christmas Quizboards STEM
Merry Christmas Bulletin Board from Science
The Water Christmas Tree
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