to Find the Cure
(7-12 grade toxicology
This activity simulates the extraction,
identification, and separation of chemicals in or on plants using
chromatography. Students work in groups representing different
pharmaceutical companies racing to find the miracle cure for cancer.
This activity is a modification
of "Isolation of Synthetic
Chemicals from Plant Leaves" from Chemicals in the Environment
Activities, Project LABS - Learning About Basic Science. Original
Developers were: Andrea Martin, Abington Friends School, Jenkintown,
PA; Dr. Paul Reibach & Dr. Diana Bender, Rohm & Haas Company,
Spring House, PA.
was used for the Pharm
Camp student workshop in 2003.
Environmental Health Sciences Center
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Room 244
PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ, USA 85721-0207 firstname.lastname@example.org
chromatography, this activity simulates extraction,
identification, and separation of chemicals in or on plants.