Spring Flowers Chromatography Project is a science inspired arts and crafts project that teaches color theory and the results are beautiful flowers.
Although it is -30 and we have a blizzard outside, I have to believe that spring is coming! And hopefully soon! We are very tired of the grey and cold of winter. So while we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring I came up with this beautiful flower project.
Spring Flowers Chromatography was inspired by a science lesson we did at our science center. I love that our science center offers homeschool lessons for our kids. My youngest was doing a class on colors and one of the projects involved doing chromatography. I haven’t done chromatography since I was a child, but once I saw the results I knew we could create something really beautiful for spring.
Kids love mixing colors and learning how to combine colors to discover amazing new results. But what about separating colors? Pulling colors apart to see what colors came together to create a color. Now separating your child’s mixed up paint colors, slime or play dough, isn’t going to happen, but through a special scientific process called chromatography, you can split colors into their original hues.
This simple experiment was the perfect rainy day project and the results left me with gorgeous flowers I can place all over my house to brighten it up.
You can get the full step by step instructions over at 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
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