Museum of Science and Industry


Analyze Candy Using Chromatography

Step 2 of 9: Make a candy smudge

An adult should complete steps 2 through 4 without letting the children see. Dampen an M&M and make a smudge on a coffee filter strip about a third of the way up. This is the candy evidence that was found at the crime scene.


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  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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