Buggy and Buddy: Chromatography Flowers

Chromatography is such a fun science concept to explore! Wondering what it is?  Chromatography is the separation of a mixture by passing a solution through a medium. In this case, we’ll be separating the colored ink in markers with water using white coffee filters. (You can also explore chromatography with special chromatography paper like we did in this chromatography artwork activity!)

In this science experiment kids will separate the colors of various markers using coffee filters. After observing the results, they can then create a colorful flower craft using the resulting coffee filters. (You can also do this same activity, but turn the results into butterflies. See how we did that here in our chromatography butterfly post.)


Chemistry, Chromatography, Light & Colors
K-6

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