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Preparation and Tutorial Video


  • Pour 1,000 ml of water into the large beaker and add 6 tablespoons of red tempera paint powder. Mix well until powder is dissolved. Note that powder clumps easily at the bottom of beaker. Paint will be opaque, but still have a watery consistency.
  • Pour 200 ml of red paint into each of eight 250 mL beakers. Set aside.
  • Rinse out large beaker and repeat steps 1 and 2 with yellow paint and then blue paint.
  • Set up materials for each group:
    • 1 beaker each of red, yellow, and blue paint on a foam plate
    • 4 empty small beakers, 2 per foam plate
    • 8 wooden stir sticks
    • 4 paper towels
  • Put Mrs. Hawkins’s letter in the manila envelope.
  • Divide students into groups of four.

For further instruction, watch the video tutorial below and read the Instructor Notes in the next topic. The Instructor Notes can also be found within the kit’s Instructor’s Guide.


Video Tutorial