Fireworks in a Glass. Mix it!

This science experiment is a blast of color and FUN!

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MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Food coloring
  • Glass or jar
  • Cooking oil
  • Bowl
  • Measuring spoon
  • Napkin to help clean up any messes.

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STEP 1:

Fill your cup ¾ of the way full with warm water.

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STEP 2:

In a separate bowl add 3 ½ tablespoons of vegetable oil.

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STEP 3:

Add 3 to 4 drops of food coloring. For this experiment, we used 4 drops of each color: red, yellow, blue and green. Use a spoon to gently mix the oil and food coloring together.

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STEP 4:

Gently pour the oil mixture into the glass.

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STEP 5:

Watch what happens! The food coloring will slowly separate and sink out of the oil and down into the water. When this happens, it will expand and begin to mix with the other colors.

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The Science Behind It:

Food coloring dissolves in water, but not in oil. Since the oil is less dense than the water, it will float at the top. The colored droplets will begin to sink because they are heavier than the oil. Once they sink into the water they will begin dissolving into the water (which looks like a tiny explosion!!).

 

Mix It! Ice Cream- Shake It Up!

Did you ever wish that you could make your own ice cream? Well it’s time to get movin’ and groovin’ as you make a tasty treat of vanilla ice cream!*

*Oh get ready… dance moves included!

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MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 1 Cup Milk (Or half-n-half)
  • 2  TBSP Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Cups Ice
  • 1/3 Cup Kosher Salt
  • 2 Resealable gallon size plastic bags.
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

STEP 1

Pour milk, sugar, and vanilla into a gallon size resealable plastic storage bag. Push out excess air and seal.

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STEP 2

In the second resealable plastic bag, combine ice and salt. Place the milk bag with ingredients, inside the ice bag and salt. These are still two separate bags.

STEP 3

Shake vigorously, 7 to 10 minutes, until ice cream has hardened. You can even do your favorite dance moves!

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STEP 4

Remove from bag and enjoy with your favorite toppings!!

 

 

Mix It- 3 Ingredient Silly Putty

Have you already made enough slime for the whole neighborhood? Are your parents obsessed with baking bread and feeding their gooey sourdough starters? Here’s a new stretchy fun item to add to the mix! You can stretch it, sculpt it, bounce it, or rip it! It’s fun to play with and it makes a great fidget too!

You only need 3 ingredients; give it a try!

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MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cornstarch (2 Tablespoons)
  • Dish Soap (1.5 Tablespoons)
  • Food Coloring (3 Drops any color)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small Bowl

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STEP 1:

Add 2 Tablespoons corn starch to bowl.

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STEP 2:

Add 1.5 Tablespoons of dish soap

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STEP 3:

Add 3 drops of your favorite food coloring.

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STEP 4:

Mix all ingredients together.

PRO TIP: Add glitter to fancy it up!

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STEP 5:

Get Silly! Enjoy playing with your putty.

You can store it in an airtight container or ziploc bag. If it starts to dry out, just add a tablespoon of water and knead it into your putty.