Does Vaping Expose You to Toxic Chemicals?


Does e-cigarette use increase the risk of respiratory system damage?

Investigate whether vaping e-cigarettes exposes users to toxic chemicals, such as those found in traditional cigarettes.

  • Conduct simulated urine tests for four toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke.
  • Analyze data from research that tested urine samples from teens for four toxic chemicals.
  • Analyze information to determine the danger of respiratory damage associated with vaping the four chemicals.
  • Communicate information about e-cigarettes and actions that can be taken to reduce the health risks posed by vaping.
Assembled kits
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master
Materials to refill 10 kits

Kit Includes

  • Simulated test solutions for 4 harmful chemicals
  • 4 Labeled droppers
  • Urine Sample Test Sheet (simulated)
  • Instructions for Urine Sample Testing
  • Information cards about 4 harmful chemicals
  • E-Cigarette Website List

Also Required

  • Safety goggles
  • Poster paper/art supples/sticky notes (optional)

Quantity Discounts


  • 1 – 9 kits: $13.95 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $13.25 each
  • 25+ kits: $12.56 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $84.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $80.70 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $34.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $33.20 each

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »

Performance Expectations:

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Analyzing and Interpreting Data - Construct, analyze, and/or interpret graphical displays of data and/or large data sets to identify linear and nonlinear relationships.
    - Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for phenomena.

    Constructing Explanations - Apply scientific ideas, principles, and/or evidence to construct, revise and/or use an explanation for real world phenomena, examples, or events.
    - Apply scientific reasoning to show why the data or evidence is adequate for the explanation or conclusion
    - Apply scientific reasoning, theory, and/or models to link evidence to the claims to assess the extent to which the reasoning and data support the explanation or conclusion.

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas

    LS1.A: Structure and Function - In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.
    - Multicellular organism have a hierarchical structural organization, in which any one system is made up of numerous parts and is itself a component of the next level.

  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Systems and System Models - Systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.

    Cause and Effect - Use cause and effect relationships to predict phenomena in natural or designed systems.

    Patterns - Use patterns to identify cause and effect relationships, and use graphs and charts to identify patterns in data.