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Investigating the Line


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    American Chemical Society

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Investigating the Line

In the related activity called "Colors Collide or Combine," learners are intrigued by the apparent "line" that forms where colors from M&M coatings meet but do not mix. In this activity, learners investigate whether this non-mixing property is unique to M&M's and find that it happens whenever similar liquids come together.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Solutions
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Kessler, James H.; Galvan, Patricia M.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Chemical Society, ©2007

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