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Properties of Toothpaste Kit

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With this toothpaste kit, students create their own toothpaste & test for fluoride presence, pH level, abrasiveness & foaming ability! Comes with enough materials for 5 groups & includes a teacher's manual & a student guide. Read More

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The history of teeth cleaning agents stretches back thousands of years. However, toothpaste as we know it today is a pretty recent development.

In this activity, students investigate properties of provided toothpaste samples. Test for fluoride presence, pH level, abrasiveness, and foaming ability. In a second activity, students use included materials to create their own toothpaste.

The Properties of Toothpaste Kit from Innovating Science has enough materials for 5 groups. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.

You provide distilled water, metric rulers, test tube rack, balance, and beakers or plastic cups.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to Respirable crystalline silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.


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Properties of Toothpaste Kit Includes:

  • 10 ml Hydrochloric Acid
  • 50 ml Glycerin
  • 10 g Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • 10 g Gum, Arabic
  • 50 g Calcium Carbonate
  • 3 Tubes of Toothpaste
  • 1 Pkg/20 Universal Indicator Strips
  • 1 Pkg/20 Fluoride Test Strips
  • 5 Acetate Sheets
  • 15 Polystyrene Test Tubes
  • 15 Graduated Plastic Pipettes


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