Innovating Science® Forensic Chemistry of Drug Detection

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Innovating Science® Forensic Chemistry of Drug Detection
Educational Classroom Kits and Activities
Learn how a forensic toxicologist analyzes and identifies unknown substances to help solve crimes.

  • Students will perform a series of tests on known controls and unknown substances to determine if substances are what they are supposed to be.
  • Aligned to NGSS Practices
  • Performance expectations: MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-3, HS-PS1-1, HS-PS1-2
  • Disciplinary core ideas: PS1.A, PS1.B
  • Cross cutting concepts include patterns, structure and function
  • Engineering practices include analyzing and interpreting data, obtaining evaluating and communicating information, developing and using models
Everyone who ate the school cafeteria's chili became ill. Could someone have tainted the chili? You are a forensic toxicologist, and it is up to you to determine if any of the ingredients in the cafeteria could have been substituted for aspirin, which appears to have been stolen from the nurse's office.

You will perform a series of chemical tests on the cafeteria ingredients and a control sample of aspirin, to determine if all the ingredients are what they are supposed to be. Kit contains an Instruction Manual and enough material for 2 groups.

Delivery information: Kit includes instructional manual and SDS booklet.

Caution: This product can expose you to chemicals including Acetyl Salicylic Acid/Aspirin, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm. For more information go to