Earlier this week I shared how we learned about dissolving in this simple lollipop science experiment, and I promised I’d be back to share how we extended the learning from that initial investigation. The first activity we did with our new colorful liquids was color mixing.
Although we had a variety of colors I grabbed the red, yellow, and blue liquids and set the other colors aside for another investigation later. We chose to do these all the same day because the kids were eager, but you could do the experiments over the course of a few days depending on the time you have available and you kids’ enthusiasm.
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Lovey started by using our pipettes to mix the red and blue liquids in petri dishes. She was glad to confirm her prediction as she saw the purple liquid the two colors created. Then she went on to add more red and blue to see the different shades of purple she could create.
Then she went on to mixing red and yellow to create orange.
Soon she wondered if she could taste the liquid. Once she did, we were inspired to try another new investigation.
In our next post we’ll share how we extended this activity again to incorporate the sense of taste.