Learn about the water property of capillary action.
- Multiple hands-on activities
- Kit aligned with next generation standards
- Instructions and materials included for 10 groups
- Grades 2-5
The fascinating property of water called capillary action is studied by watching color dyes of candies crawl on chromatography paper and by observing colored water moving in plants. To have water travel up against gravity, students use a capillary tube like health care workers use in hospitals.