Monday, February 8, 2016

Color Experiment

 So, the boys LOVE science experiments, of course, so I've been trying to do one a week this new semester.  Doing one a week means that they aren't always too complex.  We all loved this one that taught us about both absorption and colors.  The boys already knew about color mixing, but it was fun to review and see it in a different way then we have done previously.  If you are interested in this experiment for yourself, here is a video about how to do it on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8YtroKjVxo.

First we put water in some of the jars and add some food coloring.

Here are the boys after the water and food coloring have been added to the correct jars.


Will helped mommy fold the paper towels the correct way and then we all placed them in the correct jars.

We have just put the paper towels in and the boys are wondering what in the world is going to happen!  :)


After a while we could see the water starting to "walk" up the paper towels.

I didn't get many in between pics.  Here's the end result...the water "walked" up the towels, first just clear water, and then the food coloring, and as the towels became absorbed to max capacity, they started to distribute the colored water in the empty jars, and when the colors mixed, new colors formed!  You can see we were able to make purple, green, and orange.  It took about 3 hours.  Fun stuff!


2 comments:

nancy carlson said...

Grand fun! You might be able to do this with fabric and make something for the kids?

nancy carlson said...

Grand fun! You might be able to do this with fabric and make something for the kids?