How fast can you mix 24 different colors using only red, yellow and blue water? Combine art and science as students experiment by adding droplets of primary color to the 24 tiny mixing cups and create an amazing splash of rainbow colors! Discover how to mix a rainbow of colors, and learn how scientists keep track of portions when they experiment with different colors and materials. Once the mixing is done, don't throw your masterpiece down the drain! Pull out a bag of Water Jelly Crystals and drop a pebble-size crystal into each of the compartments. In just a few minutes, you will end up with 24 jiggly, jelly-like crystals in all the colors you made!
Introduce the basic color wheel to curious minds. If kids don't become scientists, they're sure to become artists! Use the large test tubes to introduce students to the concept of color mixing and how the dye actually filters the light. Next, turn the class loose with enough materials for 8 color mixing stations. Teach art, science and cooperation skills all in the same lesson. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
The classroom kit includes supplies for 24 students working in groups...
- Eight, 24-well, mini-mixing trays
- Six, 12-packs of Color Fizzers
- Three Baby Soda Bottle test tubes with caps
**Bottle cap color may vary.**
- 24 jumbo pipettes
- 18, 2 oz plastic cups
- Two 40 gram bags of Water Jelly Crystals
- An excellent activity guide (if we say so ourselves)
How Does It Work?
The Splash of Color Classroom Kit is a great way to explore color mixing using non-toxic dyes in their own miniature laboratory. Color Fizzers are not only non-toxic, but they're non-staining, also. They're the best replacement for liquid dyes and food coloring you can find! Toss in some water absorbing polymers called Water Jelly Crystals, and you have a great kit that lets budding color mix-ologists to explore, experiment, and experience.
What Does It Teach?
Discover how to mix a rainbow of colors, and learn how scientists keep track of portions when they experiment with different colors and materials. Introduce the basic color wheel to curious minds. If kids don't become scientists, they're sure to become artists! As a teacher in Texas writes, “You know you’ve found a winner when your students are willing to give up recess to keep doing science. I had to physically remove the pipettes from their fingers to get them to stop! I’ve created a room of color mixologists.”
Useful tools review by D. Raikes on 8/8/2014
I used this project with 4th and 5th grade last year and had to reorder. The colors are vibrant and the tubes, pipettes, etc. are reuseable for other projects. I was very pleased and am using them with 2nd graders this year.
This looks great review by Erin Dennis on 5/8/2013
This project looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. I only have one problem and that is several of the plastic mixing trays were broked/cracked on the sides. They can still be used but I worry about the yound children cutting themselves. Also the mixing trays did not come with lids like the directions required to put on while the polymers expand. Besides these few technicalities that I'll work around- it will be a lot of fun. Oh, one more thing. The project takes several hours to complete while the polymers expand. I'm going to have to run the experiments over several days and the students won't see all the results. I'd still buy the kit again.
Splash of color a hit review by Tina Grybus on 4/5/2013
I did this with my daughters first grade class. It was a huge hit. The kids had so much fun, they were begging for more. I worked with their teacher so that we also used this experiment to re-enforce some basic math skills and we worked in an introduction to color palattes. The schools are so limited on time that making the experiment as multifunctional as possible helps the teacher as well as the students.
great Color fun review by CC on 3/16/2013
Girls had lots of fun mixing colors. The supplies were adequate and re-usable..