The walking water experiment is a fun, easy, and inexpensive science experiment that I have seen on other blogs and wanted to try out in my classroom, and it was a huge hit with my students!
What you need is:
-2 cups per student
-food colouring (any colour you want)
- Fill one cup with water and a few drops of food colouring.
- Set an empty cup next to the first cup.
- Take a piece of white paper towel and fold it hot dog style and place it so that the paper towel is half in the one cup and half in the other cup.
- Watch what happens to the water. The water in the one cup will ‘walk up’ the paper towel and fill the empty cup until both cups are half full. (*Please note: this experiment does take some time. We ended up monitoring the progress of the water, and then doing to P.E. class, and then coming back and checking on the water again).