We did a science experiment in our homeschool last week – those are the boys’ favorite things to do! I looked through the book on simple experiments I’d picked up from the library and found one that didn’t require a trip to the store first. Here’s what we came up with.
Tear a paper towel into strips and put a dot of green food coloring (or marker ink) about two inches from the bottom.
I made sure to get a strip of towel that didn’t have any printing on it when we did this.
Next, place your strip in a glass of water, making sure the green dot is about an inch outside of the water (but inside the glass). Wait 10-15 minutes.
What’s supposed to happen: your green dot should disappear, leaving your water yellow and your paper towel blue as the dyes separate.
Ours didn’t work perfectly, but we did a get a bit of blue on the paper towel, so it wasn’t a total misfortune.
And the most important part was that the kids had fun learning!