experiMENTALS: ink chromatography

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8


resource preview

This resource contains a materials and instruction list and brief explanation for students about the process of separating ink mixtures using paper chromatography.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-6WS) follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

(SC4-17CW) explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU117) Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object

(ACSIS125) Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed

(ACSIS130) Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Ink, Chromatography
File type:
ABC - eXperiMentals
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 1 February 2010

Resource ID: d6cca275-f0b7-4fd0-9bc0-27f29e3ebdba