Students will never look at colors the same way again. Create a wonderful memorable moment learning about color Chromatography. Great fall activity for exploring why leaves change color. Detailed directions and uses simple supplies.
Students will explore Leaf, Permanent Marker, and Wet Erase Marker Chromatography. Students will explore what pigments are found in leaves.
Chromatography not only teaches color separation, but the solubility of different materials in liquids. Did you know the pigments in leaves are not very soluble in water!
Students will also focus on recording detailed observations.
At the end of the exploration, students will display the results on bookmarks. They can use them or they could give them as gifts to parents, grandparents, etc. This activity is great during March is Reading Month, St. Patrick's Day, or Mother's Day.
Included in this 13-page digital download:
Background information pages
2 page Leaf Chromatography activity
2 page Permanent Marker Chromatography activity
2 page Wet Erase Marker Chromatography activity
Flat coffee filters
Small mason jar or similar
Nail polish remover
50% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (located in pharmacies)
Black permanent marker
Black wet erase marker
Teachers will love its’ ease of use and observing the students exploring. Students will love the surprise of the colors they see. Do all three Chromatography activities or choose one to explore further. Each can be done separately, but together they are even more fun.
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Yours in Science,