Every Wednesday in our home this summer is "School Day". Its a time to review subjects like math, reading, writing, history, and science. We call it exercising our brains.
Today, we all really enjoyed our science project, so much that we want to share it with you. This is definitely something you MUST try at home!
Today's Science: Layering Liquids
We got all of our supplies ready.(Food colorings, water, rubbing alcohol, dish washing liquid, oil, corn syrup, clear cups for pouring and a big cup to layer the liquids)
We colored the water and alcohol with different food colorings then started to pour and layer 1/4 cup of each liquid into the cup. It made great looking layers.
The girls drew what the layers looked like in the cup and labeled them. We discussed why the liquids didnt mix and used big scientific words like viscosity, density, and immiscible.
We shook up all the layers and watched them go back into their places. We placed a portion of each liquid into a clear dish to explore with our senses.
In the end, we dumped it all into the pan and watched it all separate.
In summing it all up, I asked the girls what they learned, and one of them replied "All liquids are not created equal!"
It was such a fun expirement everyone should try at home!