Walking Water

The DuckTails did a fun experiment with water and food coloring.  Water of every color of the rainbow was placed in jars.  Paper towels were draped in between the jars.  The DuckTails made guesses as to what would happen to the white paper towels and observed what actually happened.  The colored water is able to travel through the gaps in the fibers. This is called capillary action, and is the way water moves from a plant’s roots up to its leaves.    After we had observed the color “walking” across the paper towels and jars, the DuckTails used the colored water to paint.