Walking Water Science Experiment

This science experiment is very easy to set up and requires only a few items around your house and has an awesome wow factor for your kids! 

Here's what you need:

  • 3 Glass Cups
  • Paper Towel
  • Water
  • Food colouring
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My boys love doing science experiments. They love guessing what will happen and making predictions.  I love seeing their awe and excitement when they see the experiments happening.  

Here's what you need to do: 

Place your 3 glasses of water on a flat surface. Put coloured water into the glasses in the two glasses on the outside, leaving the middle one empty.

Take one piece of paper towel and fold it into half and then another half and another half. Repeat with another piece. 

Place one piece of paper towel so it runs from the glasses with water into the empty one.

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Sit back and watch.

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As you can see, the water from the outside transfer from the two outside cups, through the paper towel and into the middle cup. With the colours we chose, you can see the yellow and red transform into the middle turning the water orange. So much fun to see their faces when they came down the next morning to find this!