We have been learning about mixing colours. Some of us have noticed that if we hold smarties in our hands, the colour will come off the sweet, leaving a white shell inside.We wondered if we could mix those colours....so we tried.
First of all we got one smartie of each colour, and put it in a little water. Sure enough the colour came off. Not all the coloured water looked as we expected. The red smartie dissolved to give a purple coloured water. Next we tried mixing colours. These colour mixes weren't as good as if we had mixed paint, but it was an interesting investigation. It is an easy one to try at home.