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Carolina Beyond the Tape®: Lake Carson Crisis Chemistry Kit

Item # 211829 Exclusive

Grade 9-College. Students assume the role of environmental forensic scientists to solve a fictional crime, an algal bloom breakout, by integrating core concepts in chemistry. They test water quality samples for the presence of phosphates and nitrates, and conduct dissolved oxygen titrations to determine water health. Activities challenge students to use deductive reasoning, scientific methodology, and data comprehension. This kit is designed for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.



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Grade 9-College. The Lake Carson City Park is in desperate need of your help. An algal bloom has broken out in the lake, and it is threatening to shut down local businesses and send this vacation paradise into a downward spiral. Chemistry students jump into the role of forensic scientists as they work to solve this fictional crime. Using deductive reasoning and scientific methodology, they process evidence from the crime scene and integrate concepts—such as data analysis and scientific writing—to help build a compelling case. Students stay engaged throughout the investigation as they test water samples for nitrates and phosphates, and perform titrations to determine dissolved oxygen levels in the lake. This compelling kit brings forensic science into your chemistry classroom. The kit is designed for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Plastic Bottle with Cap, 150 mL 8 Included
Amber Plastic Bottle with Cap, 16 oz 4 Included
20-Well Tray 1 Included
Nitrate and Nitrite Test Strip 8 Included
Nitrate and Nitrite Color Chart 4 Included
Ammonium Molybdate Solution, 2.5%, Dropper Bottle 1 Included
Ascorbic Acid, Dropper Bottle 1 Included
Pipet 24 Included
Titration Syringe, 1 mL 6 Included
Titration Vial with Lid, 20 mL 4 Included
Iodine Solution, 20 mL 1 Included
Starch Indicator Solution, 7 mL 3 Included
Sodium Thiosulfate, 50 mL 2 Included
1,000-ppm Nitrate Solution, 15 mL 1 Included
1,000-ppm Phosphate Solution, 15 mL 1 Included
Glass Vial with Cap 24 Included
Resealable Plastic Bag, 6 × 9" 4 Included
Chemistry Labels, Preprinted 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Test Tube 12 Needed, Not Included
Rubber Band 12 Needed, Not Included
Wash Bottle 8 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 400 mL or Larger 8 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 10 mL 4 Needed, Not Included
Ruler or Straight Edge 4 Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water Needed, Not Included
White Copy Paper Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Masking Tape Needed, Not Included
Spectrophotometer (optional) Needed, Not Included
Cuvettes (optional) Needed, Not Included
Kimwipes® Cleaning Tissues (optional) Needed, Not Included

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