The Science wellbeing activity looked at the wonder of walking water, all with items that you find in the home. It is one for the whole family (adults included) who become completely mesmerized with the process. It is hard to believe how quickly the water travels up the paper towel and it is very calming and amazing to watch the colours mix together. It is very easy to do and you start seeing results right away. Here is the link if you missed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyZo16x4-lQ
The Science behind the investigation is that the water appears to defy gravity but in reality, it moves because of a process called ‘capillary action’. Water is able to move against the force of gravity because water molecules stick to each other AND they stick to the fibres of the paper towel. As it was Valentine’s week, students did the activity in the shape of a heart. Here is just one of the great examples done that day.