Bradford Tioga Head Start Lesson Plan Activity: Mixing colors Submitted By: Amy Geiser Key Learning Area: Science ELS Addressed: 2.3.2, 3.1c, 3.2a Materials: plastic bottles, paint (blue, red, yellow), water, oil, glitter, and glue (to put the top on so they can’t take it off later) Procedures: Have the children gather around. Talk about what you might use the bottle for and how we need to sometimes use them for other then drinks and it is called recycling then. Add water to about ⅔ full. Have the kids talk about where water comes from and why it is important that we take care of our water supply. Measure in a ¼ cup of oil and ask the children to predict what will happen when you add the oil to the water. Write down their predictions. Add oil and again ask the children what they saw happen. Shake it up and see what happens. Next have the children choose a color of paint you will use out of red, blue, or yellow. Before adding the paint once again have the children predict what they think will happen to the water, oil, and paint. Add just a little at first to see what happens (should sink in the bottom) add more if you want it darker. Put the top on and have one of the children shake it to see the water change colors. Then have the children choose another color and ask them to predict what will happen to the water when you add the second color. Then add the second color and let the children observe what happen. Once again place the top on and let the children shake it. See what color you have made. You may need to add more of one of the colors to get the exact color you looking for. Add glitter or anything like that just for decoration. Next give each child their own bottle and let them do the same thing you just did with their own. Let each child choose 2 colors to mix. They will pour in the water; add the oil, the 2 colors of paint, and glitter. When done glue the top on the bottles so they can not remove it later. Adaptations (if needed): You may need a funnel to help the children pour water and paint into the bottle.