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Density for Kids Science Experiment for Valentines Day

Understanding¬†Density for Kids doesn’t have to be hard when you use a fun, hands-on¬†liquid density experiment to demonstarate! Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we decided to make our¬†kindergarten science experiment a fun¬†Valentines Day Science¬†project. This¬†valentine science experiments¬†will amaze toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd grade students. So when you are looking for your next¬†valentines day activity, try an idea that is both fun and educational!

Understanding Density for Kids doesn't have to be hard when you use a fun, hands-on liquid density experiment to demonstarate! Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we decided to make our kindergarten science experiment a fun Valentines Day Science project. This valentine science experiments will amaze toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd grade students. So when you are looking for your next valentines day activity, try an idea that is both fun and educational!

Density for Kids

Valentines Day is just around the corner which means we love to fill our days with cute pink, red, and purple, heart themed activities during the beginning of February. My kids stay engaged and more eager learners when we do holiday themed activities! So for one of our Valentines Day Activities I decided to sneak in a fun project to explore Density for Kids. This valentines day activities for kids is perfect for exploring layered liquids with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler- you will want to try this fun science project for kids! Use this at home as extra practice, in the classroom, or as a supplement to your homeschool science program.

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So, what is Density anyway? Well, density means how much space an object takes up in relation to the amount of matter in that object. So if we have a box with 10 ping pong balls and another box of the exact same size with hundreds of packing peanuts, the packing peanuts are more dense – take up more space. THey are more ensly packed. Starting to make sense?

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Liquid density experiment

Let’s explore the different densities of various common, household liquids in this fun density experiment for kids. First of all, DO NOT SHAKE or stir your experiment! While the substances will eventually seperate back out, the food coloring we are using for the demonstartion would not come out so pretty and it would take a while.

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You will need to following supplies to complete this project:

  • corn syrup dyed red on the bottom
  • whole milk dyed pink
  • lavender dish soap
  • water dyed purple
  • baby oil
  • rubbing alcohol with red dye swirled

Liquid density experiment

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In a clear glass jar, vase, or container start by pouring in corn syrup mixed with red food coloring. This liquid is the most dense of all the liquids. See how it pours sooooo slowly; that’s because it is dense. There is no absolute when it comes to measuring, you want to have a couple inches for each layer, but how many ounces the requires depends on the size of your container. This is one time I am going to tell you to eye ball it in a science experiment for kids!

Density for Kids

Next you are going to add milk dyed pink. You need to pour in the layers very carefully. Any quick motion can make hole in the layers and cause it to look murky as the food coloring mixes. So use an eye dropper or turky baster to slowly, carefully add your next layer.

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Then add the lavendar dish soap in the same slow, careful manner. See how pretty it is stacking up! If the layers were the same density it would not look so pretty. You may want to pause and give your studnets a quick demonstartion.

In a sepearte clear jar pour a layer of red water. Now dye water purple and slowly pour it on top. Did it stack up pretty and nicely like this density experiment? Nope. Thats because they water all has the same density so it will mix together and the food coloring will also mix. If you had done blue and yellow layers of water the colors would mix to make a large green water layer.

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Add the final two layers of baby oil and finally rubbing alcohol with red food dye.  How pretty is your layered density jar? I just love the pretty colors and swirls.

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Now try adding small objects like pennies, pompoms, glass hearts, etc and see what happens. They should stay at different layers in the jar as each of the objects has a different density. How cool is that?

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This valentines day activity is such a fun way to show kids how fun science can be! This red, pink, purple density for kids experiment is sure to help kids get excited about learning!

We love doing lots of fun valentines day activities during February. I just love the heart themes in pretty pink, red, and purple. This valentines day slime is super easy to whip up and will provide hours and hours of fun valentines day ideas with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Love Potion #9 Valentine's Day Science Activity Valentines Day Science

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Understanding Density for Kids doesn't have to be hard when you use a fun, hands-on liquid density experiment to demonstarate! Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we decided to make our kindergarten science experiment a fun Valentines Day Science project. This valentine science experiments will amaze toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd grade students. So when you are looking for your next valentines day activity, try an idea that is both fun and educational!

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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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