Tumeric Dip Sticks

You will need:

1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
1/4 teaspoon of tumeric
solutions to test the dip sticks such as ammonia, lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda dissolved in a little water

Tumeric dipsticks are base indicators – a substance that turns another color in the presence of an acid or base.
Pour the alcohol into a small jar and stir in the tumeric.
Dip both ends of the Q-tips and let dry on a paper towel.
If you open a bottle of ammonia and hold the sticks over the fumes and the bright yellow dipstick turns a brilliant red.
Put it in vinegar and it turns yellow again.
Try the other solutions and see what happens. This is a good example of a chemical reaction.