Chromatography and Color Science Labs

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Chromatography and color labs are perfect for extending your mixtures and solutions unit, teaching how science is used in real life, and how colors separate and move! These five labs are hands on and exciting for students to set up and observe! From what makes up the pigments of a marker to leaf pigments, walking water, to chromatography art...these five labs are perfect in March for rainbow fun or anytime you want to put a little color in your students' lives!

The activities in this pack revolve around chromatography and color. My students enjoyed these activities during our Mixtures and Solutions unit. You can enjoy them anytime!

Activity 1: Leaf Chromatography Leaf rubbings and separation

Activity 2: Who stole the cookie activity black marker separation

Activity 3: M&M and Skittle Color Separation activity

Activity 4: Chromatography art activity using coffee filters

Activity 5: Walking Water and Mixing Colors activity


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