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Science for Kids: Chromatography Butterfly Craft

Science for Kids: Chromatography Butterfly Craft
Looking for some spring themed science for kids? You’ll definitely want to explore chromatography using coffee filters and markers. The results from this science experiment can even be used to create a colorful butterfly craft for kids! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board! Most kids are used to mixing colors with paints or play dough, but have your children had the chance to try separating color mixtures? In this science experiment for kids we’ll be exploring chromatography (separating mixtures). Materials for Science Experiment & Butterfly Craft Non permanent markers (Over the years I’ve found Mr. Procedure to Chromatography Science Experiment 1. 3. 5. 6. … and just about done! 7. 8. Directions for Using Coffee Filters to Make the Butterfly Craft 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Question to Spark More Curiosity & Critical Thinking What colors do you see? Don’t forget to follow your child’s lead and let your him/her explore some more! After the experiment was complete, the thinking continued!

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