Lesson plan

Dyes, natural and synthetic

Activities with dyes, from plants and synthetic.
Science content
Chemistry: Indigenous People’s Materials/Separation methods (1, 6)
Chemistry: Physical Changes, Solutions, Mixtures and Separating (2, 4, 5, 6)

materials in the activities


Extract dyes from plants, and learn about Indigenous separation methods.
Separate dyes in marker pens (synthetic dyes), and learn how a pack of marker pens are made.

Grades taught
Gr 6
Gr 7