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Plant Pigments

Students analyze spinach pigments and chloroplasts using paper chromatography, a colorimeter, and a spectrometer to understand how plants capture light for photosynthesis.


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9_ABI_Plant_Pigments.spklab 9.49 KB

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.9 2-1.A; 2-1.I; 2-1.J; 2-2.A; 2-2.K; 2-4.C; 4-1.F; 4-3.A

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Plant Pigments

Plant Pigments

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Colorimeter and Turbidity

Wireless Colorimeter & Turbidity Sensor

This sensor can function as a turbidimeter or colorimeter and is capable of measuring absorbance and transmittance at six different wavelengths.


Wireless Spectrometer (VIS)

Measure intensity, absorbance, transmittance across the visible spectrum, and fluorescence at 405nm and 500nm.

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Plant Pigments