Use thin-layer chromatography to teach your students about olfactory receptors.
- NGSS-aligned with MS-LS8
- Perform thin-layer chromatography with your classes
The objective of this experiment is for students to understand that olfactory receptors respond to smells and transmit them as signals to the brain. Students will also be able to understand the principles of thin layer chromatography and how they apply to the separation of olfactory compounds.
Additional items needed but not included: Pencils, 100 and 400 ml beakers, gloves, rulers, saran wrap, 100% ethanol (200 or 190 proof), and distilled water.
Ordering information: Kit contains perishable materials, please request materials two weeks prior to lab.