October 7

More Leaves

Why do leaves change colors?  Click here to find out! My scientists know that green leaves have a pigment called chlorophyll which helps the plant make food in a process called photosynthesis, but how can we find out what other pigments are in a leaf? Chromatography is the answer.We tore leaves into small pieces and placed them in rubbing alcohol. The leaf pigments separated as the mixture traveled up the filter paper.

Posted October 7, 2016 by pbright2 in category Science

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