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KOOL-AID Capillary Action Experiment

adult supervision recommended
Turn your kitchen into a science lab with this KOOL-AID capillary action experiment! Use celery, Napa cabbage and KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix to learn about liquid flow with a simple and educational capillary action experiment.
What you need
5 clear glasses or cups
Water
5 env. (0.13 oz. to 0.23 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, assorted colors
5 celery stalks
5 Napa cabbage leaves
Make it
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDDOS
Did the color migrate up the celery sticks?  Do you see small colored dots?  These are the top end of the capillaries and brought colored KOOL-AID up the stalk of celery.  Did the Napa cabbage start to change color?   Some colors migrate better than others -red in particular. 
Give these a try!
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adult supervision recommended
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