Density Totem

Density Totem
Density Totem
Density Totem
Density Totem
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Students will layer a variety of liquids to understand how density can be observed and how relative densities of different substances can be predicted through a series of tests.

We can use the physical property of density to explain why liquids settle in different layers when put together. In this activity, students mix the following samples together two at a time: vegetable oil, light corn syrup, and water. Based on their observations they predict how to make a “density totem,” where the liquids are stacked in a container in order of increasing density from top to bottom.
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