Welcome to the Color Chemistry research team! You are a color chemist working for a company that makes paints and inks for artists. The company has decided to make a set of watercolor paints that all come from things found in nature. Your job is to explore two natural materials and find out how many different colors of paint you can make from them. 

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Watch video to set up your lab space safely

pipette, scoop, spoon: Lab Safety video

Do at home experiment

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Write down your observations and reflections in this lab notebook during your science explorations.

Join a live virtual color chemist team meeting

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After completing your experiment, choose one of these live meetings to join to discuss your results with Franklin Institute educators and other student chemists! Pre-registration is required.

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