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Colorful Oil and Water Science Experiment

Learn about density for kids with this fun and colorful oil and water experiment! This oil and water science experiment is super simple and easy for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age children to understand. Plus you can try this cool easy science projects with materials you already have on hand in your home!

Learn about density for kids with this fun and colorful oil and water experiment! This oil and water science experiment is super simple and easy for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age children to understand. Plus you can try this cool easy science projects with materials you already have on hand in your home!

Oil and Water Experiment

Kids are going to be amazed by this really cool oil and water experiment. Parents, teachers and homeschoolers will love that this oil and water science experiment is easy to set-up and try! All you need is water, oil, and food coloring to try this easy science project with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. We love getting kids excited about exploring the world around them and discoving that science is fun! So add this easy kindergarten science experiments to your list this year!

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oil and water science experiment

All you need are a few simple materials to try this science experiment for kindergartners:
  • small clear glass, vase, or container (small is better so you don’t waste a lot of oil)
  • any light colored oil you have on hand OR use baby oil for a completely clear project
  • colored water (with a variety of liquid food coloring colors)
  • pipettes (or eye dropper)
  • protective eye wear (makes it extra fun!)
Fill a container with vegetable oil. Next, fill several small container with water and food coloring so you have various colors.
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Cool easy science projects

Have kids use their pipette to suck up some colored water. Now insert it carefully in the oil and press to release a ball of colored water.
HINT:  If you go really slow you will get a larger ball.
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Isn’t that so pretty! Depending on how slow and long you push the colored water balls will be bigger or smaller.
Use a different pipette with a different colored water to make different colored balls.
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Water science experiments

My kids went a little crazy watching these perfectly beautiful colored balls bead into the oil.
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Isn’t it so pretty! This is such a FUN and easy science project for kids of all ages. And such an easy way to help kids learn that some substances (like oil and water) don’t mix.
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water science experiments for kids

Oil and water separate when combined because water is more dense than oil. It causes the colored water droplets to sink when added to the jar of oil.
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Isn’t that oil and water experiment for kids so pretty! My kids were mesmerized!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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