For this project you will need the following:
Ice cube tray
oil (any oil…I used vegetable oil, baby oil would work well too)
Food coloring or liquid water colors
Last year I did a project with the kids called color explosion using food coloring oil and water. I thought it would be fun to revisit it changing it just a little bit. The outcome was fantastic!
This project was a lot of fun it was very cool to see how the ice melted down and to watch the droplets of color at the bottom of the jar.
Mikey loved perdicting which color would melt next
We talked about why the ice water would melt and fall down and about the density of water and oil. We also talked about the density of the lamp oil which unlike the water melted up instead of down. The lamp oil part of this project was kind of complicated. I would advise against it. We loved this project and will be doing it again just without the lamp oil.
The beautiful colors were mesmerizing it was really a very pretty project as well as being educational
This was a lot of fun and we will definitely be doing this project again. It was fun, easy, and pretty cheap. Plus we already everything we needed at home.
I love kitchen Science!
Have you tried a project like this? I would love to hear about it leave a comment telling me what you did and how it went.