Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oil and Water Experiment

On the spur of the moment the other night, Emma and I decided to experiment. We love to do experiments. This one involved the good old stand-by's; Oil and Water. We decided to add a few additional ingredients to see what would happen. Some of the other ingredients we used where: rubbing alcohol, syrup, food coloring, and vinegar.

We learned that the rubbing alcohol makes the liquid cloudy, and that the vinegar makes lots of bubbles. The food colors, when added to just the oil, stay in their own individual little drops, but if you add water and shake it up, the colors will mix.

So much fun, and already planning to do it again. Even picked up a large container of the cheapest oil at the grocery store:) But I forgot to pick up more food coloring:( I read somewhere that if you add a piece of an alka-seltzer tablet, you can make your very own lava lamp, so that will also be on the next shopping list.

If you want to see a few more photos of this experiment, feel free to check out our flicker photos.

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