Glowing Fireworks Experiment

Glowing fireworks in a jar science experiment for kids.  This activity is great for the 4th of July!  #fireworksinajar #fireworksinabottle #fireworkscraft #scienceexperimentskids #scienceforkids #sciencefairprojectsforelementary #sciencefairprojects #growingajeweledrose
Wow the kids this summer and make fireworks in-a-jar!
We have tried this experiment before, but this time we wanted to see if we could make it GLOW!  Read on to see how you can make fireworks that glow-in-the-dark!

Glowing fireworks in a jar science experiment for kids.  This activity is great for the 4th of July!  #fireworksinajar #fireworksinabottle #fireworkscraft #scienceexperimentskids #scienceforkids #sciencefairprojectsforelementary #sciencefairprojects #growingajeweledrose
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This kids activity is perfect for the 4th of July or any day that you want to "cause a spark".

Glowing Fireworks in-a-Jar

Materials
Method
  • Begin by filling a cup or jar 3/4 of the way with water.  
  • Briefly set this to the side.
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Glowing fireworks in a jar science experiment for kids.  This activity is great for the 4th of July!  #fireworksinajar #fireworksinabottle #fireworkscraft #scienceexperimentskids #scienceforkids #sciencefairprojectsforelementary #sciencefairprojects #growingajeweledrose
  • Use a spoon to stir the paint into the oil.
  • They will not mix but stirring will help to break the paint apart.
  • Now, carefully pour the oil into the jar of water.
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  • The oil will settle at the top of the jar after a minute, but what about the paint?
  • The neon watercolors will actually begin to shoot down, slowly mixing into the water to create "fireworks" effect!
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  • The glowing water colors will continue to shoot down like fireworks until all of the paint has fallen from the oil. 
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How cool is that?

Rosie and Jewel thought this was the coolest thing and wanted to make glowing fireworks over and over again!
Glowing fireworks in a jar science experiment for kids.  This activity is great for the 4th of July!  #fireworksinajar #fireworksinabottle #fireworkscraft #scienceexperimentskids #scienceforkids #sciencefairprojectsforelementary #sciencefairprojects #growingajeweledrose

The Science:
  • Why won't the oil & paint mix?
This is due to their varying liquid densities.
In short the oil is less dense than the water, causing it to float.  However, the paint is more dense than the oil, causing it to fall through and mix into the water.
More Liquid Density Science
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