This fun and impressive activity has been adapted so that students have been asked to solve the mystery of why the colors behave the way that they do. They must conduct research and an investigation to solve the mystery. Materials are common and inexpensive.
I have included an optional graphic organizer that can be given to students before they complete a Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning written piece.
NGSS MS-PS1-2 Matter and Its Interactions
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.