The fact that oil and water do not mix is an important topic for young students. A cool visual activity is described where a ‘liquid fireworks" can be made out of oil, water, and food colors. An inquiry activity can also be run that examines the effect of temperature. A activity sheet where students discuss the results of the experiment is provided.
Also included is directions for a clever trick that describes how to switch the positions of oil and water in cups. The resource describes the science of oil and water including the effects of detergents.
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