Using Colored Sports Drinks to Explore Concentration
Topics: Concentration and Unit Conversion
In this activity, students explore concentration through colored sports drinks. In the virtual lab, they prepare drinks with differing concentrations and use a spectrometer, which measures color, to determine the concentration of colored particles. They explore conversions and think proportionally and molecularly about the ingredients within PowderAde.
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grants R305A100069 and R305A170049 to WestEd. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.