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How can we make red?

Part of the Cornerstones Love to Investigate series, How can we make red? is a science investigation in which children find out about and extract the natural dye, cochineal. They use household acids and alkalis to change the pH of the cochineal, which affects its colour.

Format: 4 page A4 booklet

Discipline: Chemistry

Programmes of study: Working scientifically

Investigation type: Grouping and classifying; Research

Related Curriculum Project: Hola Mexico!

Delivery: 3-5 working days

Product Type: Hard Copy
Category: Individual investigations, Science
Key Stage: UKS2
Year Group: Year 6

About Love to Investigate

Get your class excited about science with our series of 126 practical scientific investigations. They cover tricky topics in new and unusual ways while encouraging children to be curious, ask questions and explore the world around them. You’ll also have no problems getting them up to speed and interested, with topics including evolution, mechanisms and air resistance.

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