September 22, 2016
This week students from year 10 performed a Chromatography experiment during the Chemistry lesson that was designed to transform the theoretical concepts into practical ones. The Chromatography Technique involves a multidisciplinary approach and has applications in different research areas, criminology, drug development and many others science areas. Our students extracted chlorophyll from leaves and pigments from different coloured petals. The chromatography paper revealed that nature mixes different colours in its pigments in order to enhance life. The students learned that a simple technique, that uses basic materials, can help us discover a lot of hidden information about our surroundings.