Glowing Oil & Water Experiment

My girls love science, and they also love things that glow.  This week I have been having a blast combining the two for them!  Today, I set up a glowing oil & water experiment, and the results were amazing!  Rosie and Jewel didn't want to stop playing and even I was left in awe!


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We had so much fun with this experiment!  Your little scientists really must give this one a try!  Are you ready to see how?

Materials
Note:  You can use glow-in-the-dark paint to make glow in the dark water or fluorescent paint to make water that glows under UV light.  Full tutorial here

Method
Fill a shallow container with the oil of your choice.  I prefer to use baby oil, because it is clear.  Then, set out all the glowing water colors you wish to use

Glowing oil and water experiment

Now it is time to experiment! Have your child use a pipette or small straw to drop the colorful waters into the pie pan of oil

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As kids drop the water into the oil it will bead up and create beautiful effects

Glowing oil and water experiment

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No matter how much colored water is added the oil and water will not mix!  Isn't that cool science?

Glowing oil and water experiment

Rosie loved playing and exploring with the liquids and couldn't resist touching and chasing all the beautiful beads of color

Glowing oil and water experiment

For older kids you can talk in detail about the densities of the two liquids and the Science behind why they do not mix.  I explained this to Rosie in light detail given her age, and we mostly just focused on having FUN!

AMAZING KID SCIENCE: MY KIDS WERE IN AWE! {OIL & WATER EXPERIMENT}

Bonus:  Once kids are done playing you can pour the contents of the pie pan into a tall skinny glass or vase and make a glow in the dark lava lamp!  Two Science experiments in one- TOO FUN!


Kid made glow in the dark lave lamp.  This lava lamp is so fun to make and explores the Science behind liquid densities.  TOO FUN!

Here's how: Once you have the pie pan mixture poured into a vase all you need is alka seltzer.  We use the generic brand from Dollar Tree, and it works great!  Break 1-2 tablets into pieces, drop it in, and marvel at the beautiful bubbling lamp.  Add more for more bubbles or to get the bubbling going again once it dissipates.

Have fun!

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