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Walking Water


You can either watch this fun investigation or have a go at carrying it out yourself.


You will need: 

  • 5 glasses of equal height
  • Paper Towels
  • Food colouring (3 different colours)
  • Water


Stop watching the clip at 34 seconds. What do you think is going to happen? Tell your adult.

Walking Water Experiment

Get water to "walk" from one cup to another in this colourful science experiment.

When you have carried out the investigation think about these questions.


Why do you think the water 'walked' from the outside glasses into the middle glass?


What can this experiment teach us about how a plant gets water to drink?

On Thursday Mrs Bulley will be showing you on SeeSaw what happened with her 'walking water' investigation and giving you the answers to these questions. We would love to see pictures of your science investigations on SeeSaw too.