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Lesson 33: T-Shirt Tie-Dye

DESCRIPTION
Colored markers are used to create fun, tie-dye designs on T-shirts.

OBJECTIVE
Mixtures (solutions); separation processes (absorption, chromatography)

CONTENT TOPICS
Chemical reactions; mixtures (solutions); polymers

Lesson 33: T-Shirt Tie Dye

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LIST OF MATERIALS

  1. White T-shirt
  2. Colored markers
  3. Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (70%)
  4. Cups and/or jars (at least a
    three-inch diameter)
  5. Eye dropper or pipette
  6. Rubber bands
  7. Vinegar (optional)

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HYPOTHESIS

Colorful tie-dye patterns can be created by adding rubbing alcohol to designs on a T-shirt.