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Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5

Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
Rainbow STEM: Experiment Properties of the Water Molecule: Capillary Action 3-5
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This experiment is so amazing and easy to do to illustrate capillary action and introduce properties of the water molecule. This science activity seems almost magical as water "walks" between cups of red, yellow, and blue to blend to form the secondary colors. Students use science practice skills to make observations and predictions about what they see. The activity wraps up with a short reading explaining the properties of the water molecule including adhesion, cohesion, and capillary action - students write a conclusion to explain what happened.

The reading passage and corresponding questions are written for grades 3-5.

Want to do this experiment with younger students? Check out my K-2 version that focuses on color mixing.

Want it for middle school? - check out my 6-8 Version .

Want all the grade levels? This activity is part of my Rainbow STEM Bundle . All 3 grade bands (K-8 options!) at an incredible price!

Materials needed: 7 clear plastic cups, paper towels, water, red, yellow, and blue food coloring (or liquid water colors)


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