Innovating Science® - Forensic Analysis of Narcotics

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Manufacturer ID - IS9026

Students will learn about acids and bases through a class discussion and then test a dilute acid and dilute base with neutral litmus paper to learn how the paper indicates something is acidic or basic. Once that skill is learned they can move on to test some common items that would be found around their house to determine if they are acids or bases. Optional: Extra litmus paper is included to test more items either from home or around the school building for a greater understanding of acids and bases. The activity contains enough materials for 6 groups of students.

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Forensic chemists are responsible for analyzing and identifying unknown substances, such as drugs and narcotics, that are found at a crime scene. In this activity, students will learn how forensic chemists can use simple chemical tests and reactions to help determine the identity of an unknown substance. Students will perform a variety of presumptive tests on an unknown substance along with a series of known controls. By comparing the test results of the unknown with those of the controls, the most likely composition of the unknown will be determined. Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included. Kit contains enough materials for 15 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-PS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Structure and Function; Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology; Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence; Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Kit Includes:
10g Aspirin
10g Acetaminophen
10g Simulated Oxycodone
10g Simulated Ecstasy
10g Unknown
30mL Universal Indicator Solution
30mL Hydrochloric Acid, 0.5M
30mL Ferric Nitrate, 0.2M
15 Universal Indicator Color Charts
30 Spot Plates
8 Scoops
1 pkg. Toothpicks

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 Phenolphthalein/Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone , which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to
Brand Name
Innovating Science®
Performance Expectations 5-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts Cause and Effect
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Engineering Practices Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Box Used 12663SBOX
Width (in) 6.25
Height (in) 4
Weight (oz) 19.9
Weight (lb) 1.24
Country of Origin US
Harmonization Code 9023.00.0000
DOT Description Non regulated

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