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Analysis of Documents Kits

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Compare properties of various inks and documents to uncover secrets, catch the bad guy, and improve critical thinking for kids!

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From class notes to grocery lists, it's no secret that paper documents proliferate our lives. In this kit, students perform eight hands-on experiments to investigate types of paper, inks, pencil marks, erasures, typewriting, and handwriting and make observations. When a sinister plot unfolds, they'll use visual and microscopic observation, UV light, chromatography, replicating techniques, and wet chemistry to discover forgeries! Experiments culminate in the creation and analysis of secret messages. Activity Kit includes instructional manuals, reproducible student worksheets, chemical solutions, brushes, chromatography paper, and other experiment materials for 24 students working in groups of 4. Refill Kit includes all non-reusable experiment materials to replenish Activity Kit for further experimentation. Full contents lists below. Microscope, UV light, hot plate (or heat lamp or oven), lemon juice or milk, erasers, cotton balls, tape, small jars, and watch glasses (or beakers) required, not included. Recommended for Middle School and up.

Activity Kit includes:

  • Die Cut Foam
  • Chromatography Paper Strips, 100 Ea
  • Jars w/ Induction Seal Caps (60 cc), 2 Ea
  • Black Permanent Marker (Fine), 1 Ea
  • Black Washable Marker, 1 Ea
  • Black Marker (Flair), 1 Ea
  • Black Water Color, 1 Ea
  • #1 Pencils, 1 Ea
  • #2 Pencils, 2 Ea
  • #3 Pencils, 1 Ea
  • Black Stick Pen (Bic), 1 Ea
  • Black Stick Pen, 1 Ea
  • Black Pen, 1 Ea
  • Magnifying Glasses, 6 Ea
  • Paint Brushes, 6 Ea
  • Modeling Clay, 5 Ea
  • Nitrile Gloves (Medium), 12 Ea
  • Glass Vials, 6 Ea
  • Plastic Forceps (5"L), 6 Ea
  • Coverstock (67 lb thickness), 6 Ea
  • Paper (24 lb thickness), 6 Ea
  • Copy Paper, 6 Ea
  • Green Cardstock, 6 Ea
  • ACS Grade 95% Denatured Ethanol, 2 Ea
  • ACS Grade Acetone, 2 Ea
  • ACS Grade Butanol, 2 Ea
  • Sodium Hydroxide (0.5N), 1 Ea
  • Phenolphthalein Indicator (30 ml), 1 Ea
  • Ferric Sulfate (0.1M), 1 Ea
  • Potassium Ferrocyanide (0.05M), 1 Ea
  • Sodium Hypochlorite (3-6%), 2 Ea
  • Fluorescent Ink, 1 Ea
  • Lugol's Solution, 1 Ea
  • Plastic Pipette (5 ml), 1 Ea
  • Cotton Balls, 12 Ea
  • Tape (1/2"W x 500"L), 1 Ea
  • Kemtec Box (12"L x 11"W x 4½"H), 1 Ea

Refill Kit Includes:

  • Die Cut Foam
  • Chromatography Paper Strips, 100 Ea
  • Modeling Clay, 5 Ea
  • Nitrile Gloves (Medium), 12 Ea
  • ACS Grade 95% Denatured Ethanol, 2 Ea
  • ACS Grade Acetone, 2 Ea
  • ACS Grade Butanol, 2 Ea
  • Sodium Hydroxide (0.5N), 1 Ea
  • Phenolphthalein Indicator (30 ml), 1 Ea
  • Ferric Sulfate (0.1M), 1 Ea
  • Potassium Ferrocyanide (0.05M), 1 Ea
  • Sodium Hypochlorite (3-6%), 2 Ea
  • Fluorescent Ink, 1 Ea
  • Lugol's Solution, 1 Ea
  • Kemtec Box (12"L x 11"W x 4½"H), 1 Ea

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