Lava lunacy lamps

Date: 16th Mar 2017 @ 2:46pm

To further celebrate Science week, we made lava lunacy lamps! We used: oil, water, food colouring and salt. The children were fascinated by the oil sitting at the top and the bubbles rising once we had put the salt in.

Some interesting facts we found out were:

  • Water and oil do not mix because water is denser than oil, so the water stays at the top.
  • Food colouring only mixes with water, so the oil stays its original colour.
  • The salt falls through the oil but then reacts with the water, creating tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide.

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