Oil Water Science Fun
Here’s some easy science fun with things you probably already have in your kitchen; water, vegetable oil, and food coloring. We poured some oil into a pitcher or vase half full of room temperature water. The kids learned that oil & water “don’t like each other.” I told them that the oil rises to the top because the water is denser than oil.
Oil Water Color Explosions
Then we put a couple drops of food coloring in and notice how it beaded up in the oil. After a few seconds it exploded beyond the oil down into the water because it is made with water and is therefore also denser than oil.
We threw in a little color theory, too, by using two primary colors and watching them mix in the oil & water. The kids were in awe and asked to do this experiment over and over again. Next time, I want to set it up with some eye droppers so that they can do it themselves.
Have your kids ever experimented with oil & water?
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