Friday, January 20, 2012

Experimenting...

My oldest daughter wanted to spend some time just doing fun experiments. So that's what we did! :)

We did elephant toothpaste and a homemade lava lamp. I think the lava lamp was our favorite. They loved seeing the water and oil not mixing together. The water was poured in last but ended up at the bottom of the bottle. Then we poured food coloring in and it went down to the water as well. Add an Alka Seltzer and it makes a beautiful experiment! There are pictures below. I got these ideas from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas and Preschool Powol Packets, which gives you instructions.

They are showing how the oil and water are separated.

You can see the food color, it literally looks like drops of blood resting on the water.

After dropping just a tiny piece of one Alka Seltzer tablet.

After dropping all of the tablet.

This is the elephant toothpaste.

It turned out okay, but not as foamy as we wanted. But it was neat to watch it just come out of the bottle on its own, once we added the yeast and water.

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