This lab explores the properties of water flow. This inquiry-based lab consists of 2 sections: the Guided Lab Activity and the Going Further (research) portion. The guided lab activity, performed on the first day, is designed to help students observe and understand the way fluids interact with a stationary phase for example, chromatography paper. As the students do their guided lab activity, they will be responsible for generating a minimum of three questions related to the lab activity that would require further research.
"Exploring Properties - Capillary Action" is a hands on activity in which visitors explore how liquids flow in narrow spaces. Visitors investigate how this behavior allows liquids to flow against gravity and soak into coffee filters.