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Tie-Dyed Milk (Surfactant Lab)


Tie-Dyed Milk (Surfactant Lab)

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This lab shows how soap responds to lipids (such as the ones found in milk). It is a great way to introduce students to lipids, polar vs. nonpolar substances, and micelles which can lead to an explanation for the phospholipid bilayer of a cellular membrane. This lab is quick and easy and the kids love it! Great for all ages, because it is easily adaptable to any grade. Here's my lesson plan I wrote up: Standard 1.h. Students know most macromolecules (polysaccharides, nucleic acids,... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: September 15, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 12, 2016
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Submitter: Leigh-Ann King
Keywords: lipids, milk, surfactant


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Language: English
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