What we used:
What we did:
We added red food coloring to our 1/2 cup corn syrup.
Then we poured it into the jar. We used a recycled spaghetti sauce jar. Psss, I have a confession. I have a box full of jars like this for moments just like this, ha. So glad I had them already saved so we could work on this project.
You can use any glass jar. A mason jar…
This process is to introduce density to kids. Showing them that the denser liquid sinks to the bottom and the less dense one floats or sits on top of the denser one.
Then we mixed blue food coloring into a 1/4 cup of water. And added to the glass jar.
Wow, can you tell what just happened as we added the blue water? The water sunk below the oil.
I think the colors are just so cool looking in this jar. After we poured the water in we let it sit a few minutes to settle.
Then we took a 1/2 to 1 cup of bleach and poured it into the jar. Now to wait to see what happens.
We waited and waited. This part seemed to take several minutes so do not give up. After several minutes of waiting, we could see the blue water turning white.
We now see that the water and bleach have the same density. I enjoyed this experiment just as much as my preschooler. I really enjoyed seeing his face and hearing his questions as we went through each step.
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