Colouring flowers – opening up the world of capillary action

Lately we have looked at how water behaves and even approached the topic of capillary action here. However, I really like this experiment explained here because the results are so clearly visible. I've only gotten it to work with blue colour. I am a bit unsure as to why, but I think it is most … Continue reading Colouring flowers – opening up the world of capillary action

Opening up transformation between liquids and gases

We've focused on states of matter and transformations between then for a some time now. Previous posts can be found here. We have looked at solids, liquids and gases and transformations between solids and liquids. Finally we will look at transformations between liquid and gas. I've often had daughter with me as I cook. It … Continue reading Opening up transformation between liquids and gases

Opening up the world of the states of matter: liquids – part 1

There are many states of matter. ┬áThe most common ones are solids, liquids and gases. These are also the three states of matter within easy reach of a home, parent and child. Previously we studied solids. This time we focus on liquids. In liquids the atoms are able to move and are no longer contained … Continue reading Opening up the world of the states of matter: liquids – part 1