Mix It Up! Experimenting with Color

Parents often comment that the science experiments we do in the class are among the most memorable events that their kids talk about at home! Mixing colors is always a hit!

It is actually a really easy experiment to explore primary and secondary colors. 

You will need: 

A tray
Clear cups
Food dye (primary colors)
Strips of folded paper towels

Learning Environment

During the experiment we put out papers for the children to document their observations. 

There often is a wide variety of representation for what they see. Younger children often just show the colors and older children actually draw the cups with more detail and write about it. 

After, we sometimes use the "new" secondary colors to mix and make new colors to observe.

To extend learning, we sometimes discuss why the water might stop moving from one container to the other.

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