Strong Water


Science Club participants were looking like real scientists this afternoon with test tubes, pipettes and nuclear fusion generators (I may have made that last one up!).

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We looked at the amazing power of water: it travelled against gravity and even took some ink with it. 

We used some simple chromatography using filter paper and felt-tipped pens and were amazed by what we saw.  First, the water travelled up the paper and started to separate the constituent colours out; then, it took some of the ink spots completely to the top!

 

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About MrPetts

Teacher, Amateur Photographer and IT Nerd

Posted on May 15, 2013, in Clubs. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What a fabulous photo of the girls! Young scientists of the year….

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