This leaf chromatography activity shows just how many hidden colors there are in fall leaves!
Your kids will have a blast discovering just how brilliant leaves really are in the leaf chromatography experiment.
My kids are big science lovers and we do as many STEM activities as we can fit into our schedule. This year, we wanted to do something with leaves and uncovered the classic science project of chromatography.
Chromatography is the process of using a solvent to pull color from something.
During the process, the colors separate into distinct sections, similar to how printers use three different colors of ink to make every color imaginable.
Conduct your own leaf chromatography experiment using the tutorial below. If you want more chromatography variations, try this fun ghost chromatography experiment and this marker chromatography experiment.
Leaf Chromatography: Remove Color from Leaves!