Innovating Science® - Forensic Drug and Poison Analysis: Chemistry and Toxicology

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Manufacturer ID - IS9016

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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In this lab, the student learns the difference between forensic chemistry and forensic toxicology. They gain knowledge in understanding how over-the-counter drugs, controlled drugs, and illegal drugs may act as toxins. Students will have the opportunity to perform presumptive chemical tests on drugs and poisons, identify unknown samples based on chemical test results and examine urine for evidence of heavy metal poisoning using chromatography. Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included. This kit contains enough material 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; MS-PS1-5; MS-LS1-8; HS-PS1-1; HS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Energy and Matter; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Developing and Using Models; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Kit Includes:
10g Aspirin
10g Acetaminophen
10g Sodium Bicarbonate Antacid
10g Effervescent Antacid
10g Unknown #1
10g Unknown #2
30mL Universal Indicator Solution
30mL Hydrochloric Acid, 0.5M
30mL Ferric Nitrate
1g Simulated Marijuana
10g Simulated LSD
10g Simulated Cocaine
30mL Simulated Scott Reagent
30mL Simulated Van Urk Reagent
30mL Simulated Lead Solution
30mL Simulated Mercury Solution
30mL Unknown Poison
30mL Simulated Potassium Chromate
30mL Simulated Urine Sample
30mL Alanine Control
30mL Glycine Control Spray Bottle w/ 0.5g Ninhydrin Powder
4 x 25mL Ethanol, 95%
15 x 25mL Chromatography Solvent
15 Universal Indicator Color Charts
6 Capillary Tubes
15pc Chromatography Sheets
30 Spot Plates
8 Scoops
1pkg Toothpicks

Materials Needed but not Supplied:
Distilled or Deionized Water
UV Light (black light)
15 Metric rulers
15 Large Beakers - 500 - 1000ml or similar(to use as chromatography chambers)
Plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or laboratory film

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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