Have you ever seen the aftermath of an oil tanker that spills into the ocean? Or oil on puddles in the street after a rain? In this science experiment we will learn we will learn to understand why oil and water don't mix. So lets do the Oil and Water Don't Mix Experiment.
- Jar with Lid - Vegetable Oil - Water - Food Coloring
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Process Oil and Water Don't Mix Experiment
1.Fill the jar 1/2 way with water.
2. Add a drop or two of food coloring.
3.Fill the other 1/2 of the jar up to the rim with vegetable oil.
4. Screw on the cap.
5. First set the jar down and observe. The mix is layered with the water on the bottom because it is heavier or more dense than the oil.
6. Next play around turning and tipping the jar from side to side noting the way the oil and water create waves.
The Science Behind Oil and Water Don't Mix Experiment: When two liquids like oil and water separate into layers, it's said the two liquids are immiscible. This explains why pouring water onto a grease fire does not work and only spreads the fire. It also explains how animals living in the Artic can brave ice cold water without really getting too wet (their fur coats are very oily). Now get some friends and do the Oil and Water Don't Mix Experiment.