Museum of Science and Industry


See the Colors in Leaves

Step 1 of 6: Materials

Key Terms Defined


Chromatography
A method for analyzing complex mixtures by separating them into the chemicals from which they are made.

Here's the Materials You'll Need:

Various types of leaves in different colors
Small cups
Coffee filters cut into strips
Nail polish remover
Pen

Safety note: Nail polish remover is flammable; do not use near heat. It also is harmful if ingested.


Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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