This laboratory will get your students excited about functional groups! I developed this lab after working in the flavor industry to help my students connect with organic chemistry.
The lab is set up much like the quality control testing I did as a Flavor Lab technician. Students get the opportunity to connect with organic structures in a fun way while also analyzing organic structures.
There are two suggestions for materials- depending on your needs.
Included in this product (google drive folder):
Lesson Plan- Full description of how I use this lab in my classroom.
Student Handout with Key
Google Slide presentation- Reveal the identity of the mystery flavors to your class. Interesting facts about each flavor is included in the notes section.
This lab has been aligned to the Indiana Department of Education Chemistry standards as well as NGSS. It would work well in other classes that study functional groups, such as advanced biology or biochemistry as well.