Dive into this fun color exploration experiment with your kindergarteners today! There are just a couple simple materials you need to help your students enjoy the changing of the colors in this simple science experiment.
Getting Color Exploration Ready
You have these simple craft supplies already in your craft stash. This is a simple experiment to set up with:
- Coffee Filters
- Crayola Markers (black, brown and yellow) – NON Permanent
- Popsicle Sticks
- 2 Jars or Large Cups (We used see through glass, so that we could witness the whole reaction)
Doing Color Exploration
Cut two coffee filters into large strips, about 2 inches wide. Take one marker and colored on a coffee filter strip and a second color colored on the other coffee filter strip.
Wrap the top of the coffee filter strip around a popsicle stick and taped it in place.
Next, rest the popsicle stick on the rim of the cup with the coffee filter in the cup, just barely touching the water.
Let the water raise up through the coffee filter and watch what happens to the color. It took about 10 minutes for a real reaction, more than just spreading color, to occur.
The Science Behind Color Exploration
Colors are made up of other colors. When we mix colors we can create new colors.
Use paints to help your students learn more about mixing colors after the see these colors expand and met away.
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