Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kitten's First Full Moon--Color Changing Milk

Today we enjoyed the wonderful picture book, Kitten's First Full Moon.
Little kitten sees the full moon for the first time, and thinks it is a beautiful bowl of milk.
While reading it I wanted to have the kids do a project that could be tied into the story.
I thought of Steven Spangler's experiment Color changing milk.
A very simple experiment with great results.
You need:
2% or whole milk
food coloring
Dawn dish detergent
Pour the milk onto the plates and let is sit and settle.
This is a great time to practice lapping milk like a kitten.
Carefully drop one color of food coloring into the milk, trying not to "mix" it up.
Dip the q-tip into the Dawn dish detergent
Dip the q-tip into the milk and watch the wonderful swirling colors.....

The first "dip"!

I love the looks on the kids faces as they did this---it works over and over.
Try not to mix the milk though, or it will all turn gray.
I hope you enjoy this sideways video....sorry about that!

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Deborah said...

What a fabulous idea!!

Kara said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Love the experiment! The pictures and video are awesome. I can't wait to try it myself!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great experiment. My two year old enjoys lapping milk already.

Jackie@Lilolu said...

Looks like fun. My kids will love trying this. Does it have to be Dawn dish detergent?

RedTedArt said...

Wow that looks so pretty! What fun! All those colours swirling!

I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2011/01/19/kids-get-crafty-penguins-boys-umbrellas-card-board-boxes/
Hope to see you there!