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Candy Color Chromatography experiment and photos of hands-on science STEM project with kids at home / family science

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Color Science & Art

Science & Art For Kids: learn what paper chromatography is and what each color is made up of. This activity makes a fun craft project, too!

Find the Hidden Colors of Autumn Leaves - What color are autumn leaves really turning?: Use some simple chemistry to separate out molecules that give fall leaves their vibrant colors. Free via Scientific American.


A visual research about vegetables and their powerful color. Vegetables are dismantled and purified to their visual essence 'RAW COLOR'. The harvested color is captured by a new process preserving their intensity on color cards. Categorized by shades and families a new map is created which shows their beautiful diversity. This projects reinterprets the vegetable and puts it into new context.


MsRazz ChemClass: Science with m&ms! A fantastic lab activity that will help your students distinguish between pure substances and mixtures. Paper chromatography at its finest!


Paper Chromatography: Is Black Ink Really Black?