My girls love science, and they also love things that glow!
This week I have been having a blast combining the two for them! Today, I set up a glowing oil & water experiment, and the results were amazing! Rosie and Jewel didn’t want to stop exploring, and even I was left in awe!
OIL & WATER
We had so much fun with this experiment! Your little scientists really must give this one a try. Are you ready to see how?
Making the glowing water colors
- Add a teaspoon of glowing paint to a bowl, using one bowl for each color of glowing water that you wish to make.
- Fill the bowls with very warm water and mix until the paints dissolve into the water.
- You will now have a variety of glowing waters to use for this experiment!
Pretty cool, right?
Now, the experiment can begin!
Have children use a pipette or small straw to drop the colorful waters into their container of oil
As kids drop the water into the oil the water will bead up and create beautiful effects
No matter how much colored water is added the oil and water will not mix! Isn’t that cool science?
Rosie loved playing and exploring with the liquids and couldn’t resist touching and chasing all the beautiful beads of color.
The Science Behind the Fun
For older kids you can talk in detail about the densities of the two liquids and why they do not mix. I explained this to Rosie in light detail given her age, and we mostly just focused on having FUN!
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