Candy Chromatography


  1. M&Ms and Skittles
  2. Petri dish or clean plate
  3. Pipet or dropper
  4. Toothpick
  5. Filter paper
  6. Water
  7. Salt 
  8. Ruler
  9. Clips or tape
  10. Beaker

Students dissolve the candy coatings of M&Ms or skittles then discover how filter paper and capillary action separates the different colors that make up the candy coating.