Something interesting happens when you throw maples leaves in a blender, then add alcohol.
Do you want to hear what?
How to Extract Chlorophyll
from Maple Leaves
- Fresh Maple leaves (we washed them, but feel free to skip this step)
- Alcohol (we used the regular Isopropyl alcohol 91% sold at Walgreens as first aid antiseptic)
- Food processor or Blender (we used food processor equipped with a S-blade. I once blew up our smoothie blender doing one of my science experiments, so now I’m very cautious about using that kind for projects)
- Pot with water
- Mason Jar