Students are introduced to qualitative analysis in the intriguing context of criminal investigation. Chemical analytical techniques are used to identify over-the-counter drugs, test for controlled substances using simulated drugs, simulate presumptive drug testing, and detect evidence of heavy metal poisoning through the analysis of amino acids in urine. Includes materials for six groups (24 students) and an instructor’s manual with reproducible student instructions, data sheets, and complete answer keys. Meets national standards for grade level 9-12. Required but not included: UV light, microscope, oven, lamp, or hot plate, scale, glassware and lab supplies.
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