Have you tried the simple science experiment FIREWORKS IN A JAR?
This is a MUST-DO SCIENCE EXPERIMENT for littles and can be quickly set up with just a few household ingredients.
There will be no summer firework shows for the 4th of July this summer so when I pulled out our Pre-K Summer activities set and remembered this idea was in there I knew it would be a hit with my girls.
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HERE’S WHAT YA NEED:
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- Clear Vase/Container
- Vegetable Oil
- Food Dye
LET’S DO IT!
Fill a vase 3/4 full of water.
Pour 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a cup. Add in 4-8 drops of each color food dye you’ll want to use.
Slowly pour the oil mix into the vase of water.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!
Do you see the FIREWORKS?!
HERE’S THE DEAL! The oil, because it’s less dense than water, stays floating on top. The food dye begins to sink down from the oil into the water because it is heavier than the oil. Therefore as it sinks into the water you get a firework look effect as the water and food dye mix!
What do you think? Would your kiddos enjoy this activity?