::: walking water
Another terrific and very simple science experience our children find interesting is what we call ‘walking water’.
For this experiment all you need is paper towel, a couple of glasses and some water . We prefer to colour the water to make it easier for the children to see what is happening.
Fill one of the glasses with the water and raise it up higher than the other glass. Place a strip of paper towel from the top glass, ensuring it touches the bottom, down to the lower glass.
Now watch what happens as the paper towel absorbs and syphons the water through the paper into the lower glass.
It will take a little while …
but eventually the entire glass of water will empty into the bottom glass.
Oh … and on the advice of our children, next time we won’t use yellow water. They though it looked kind of gross!