Oil and Water Don’t Mix!

Oil floating on water surface in a glass

Oil and Water Don’t Mix!

Oil and Water Don’t Mix! 539 400 admin

Try this experiment so that the next time you try to explain to your children why two things don’t go together by exclaiming “Oil and water don’t mix!”, your kids will understand!

What you need:

  • Clear glass
  • Food Dye
  • Vegetable or Olive Oil
  • Water

What you do:

  1. Fill the glass 2/3 with water.
  2. Add a couple drops of food dye.
  3. Add oil to water.
  4. Stir swiftly.
  5. Notice that no matter how hard you stir, the oil will not mix with the water.

Want more? Experiment and discover…

Do objects that sink in water float in the oil? Try a paper clip, eraser, styrofoam and ice.

Can you find a liquid that water floats on? Try corn syrup, water and oil to make a three layer experiment.