This hands on activity was created to explore the scientific process with my 4th grade students. It is magic themed, so students are creating a density potion. This is simply a layer of oil and water that student drop food coloring and salt into and make observations on what happens and why they think this happens. It's a fun way to make science even more fun and interesting for students.
This includes explanations for what is happening, links to several water and oil density experiments, directions for the teacher, directions to be posted or printed for students, 2-sided recording sheet printable for students, and 2 pictures of my test run with captions.