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Science or magic?

Posted: January 25, 2014 - 1:10pm
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Fifth graders Michael Shofner and Adam Leicht watch their flowers in Science Club.
Fifth graders Michael Shofner and Adam Leicht watch their flowers in Science Club.

St. Joseph Middle School students who belong to the after-school Science Club performed a bit of magic in one of their recent labs. They watched folded petals of paper flowers, that they’d earlier cut out and colored, open and blossom like a real flower.

The trick demonstrated a scientific phenomenon known as “capillary action.” Capillaries are tiny blood vessels between the end of your arteries and the beginning of your veins.

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