Vital Signs Chicago – Rubber Bones
What happens when you remove the calcium and collagen from bone? Wacky and rubbery bones. Using vinegar and bleach-soaked chicken bones, our intrepid chemists were able to answer that question and so many more. In doing so, they explored acid-base reactions and how they relate to bone physiology.
“I’m going to think a lot differently when I’m choosing between soda and milk at lunch.” With the biological and chemical knowledge they’ve gained, and engineering and mathematical problems they’ve had to solve, the students had quite the vital week!