Candy Chromatography by Dr. Manal Fahkoury, Clinical Pharmacologist
January 7, 2017
January Science Saturday was “Candy Chromatography", presented by Dr. Manal Fahkoury, Clinical Pharmacologist in Ocala. About 60 Marion County elementary school students participated, learning the principles of chromatography and applying them to two different hands-on experiments. The importance of careful and precise experimental technique was emphasized in both activities - one of which involved solving a fictional crime related to “sweets” and the other used chromatography to study the food coloring in M&Ms candy. The Spring 2017 season of Science Saturdays is sponsored by Lockheed Martin and by Ron & Phyllis Ewers, whose generosity makes it possible for all students to attend Science Saturdays free of charge.