Oil and Colored Water = fun for little ones! My 7 year old is studying properties of matter, so we explored concepts of density and liquids by combining water and oil.
After making a prediction, she combined the two liquids to see what would happen. She even got little man involved (age 26 mths) who enjoyed swirling the colored mixture. My daughter thought it was interesting that the oil floated to the top of the mixture once it settled and the colored water was on the bottom. We discussed her prediction and compared it to her results.
"What would happen if I added apple juice, Mom? How about Milk?" I let her experiment. Here's the final result, which she thought was super cool!
For more Science Fun...
|Steve Spangler Science|
Happy experimenting with your curious kids!