Kids' Korner at Macdonough School

A Before and After School Program of the Northern Middlesex Y

Chromatography Critters October 21, 2013

Filed under: Site Happenings — KK @ MacD @ 8:39 pm

On our Wacky Tacky Fun Friday we made some little critters using

Color Chromatography.

First we colored the end of a paper towel black to see what would happen if we soaked it in water.  This was the result:


Next we used water-based markers on a coffee filter; making dots of different colors.  Then we used pipettes to drop water on each color.  The paper filtered out the colors while it absorbed the water resulting in the separation of the colors into their base colors.  This made our filters appear tie dyed.

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When we were finished separating colors, we took home the materials to turn our Chromatography experiment into a

Chromatography Critter!

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