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Kindergarteners Work with Eighth-graders to Conduct Experiment

Kindergarteners recently visited Ken Revell’s eighth-grade chemistry class to conduct an experiment about ink and colors. With help from the eighth-graders, kindergarteners used old wet erase transparency makers to make different designs on filter paper. “We then added water and the capillary action spread the colors out on the paper,” Revell said. “Different colors spread at different rates due to their polarity and created colorful designs.” Students also learned that primary colors can be combined to make violet, green, and orange. The colors can then be separated back out into red, yellow, and blue due to their chemical properties.