Read The Experiment to Learn About Liquids That Don't Mix
The Layered Look
If you pour water and grape juice into the same glass, they mix. Not all liquids will mix. Some liquids form layers. Some solid objects will float on these layers of liquids. Other objects will sink. Try this activity to find out more about floating and sinking.
- Tall clear jar
- 125 mL corn syrup
- 125 mL cooking oil
- 125 mL water
- Solid objects such as a cork, a small toy, a building block, a raisin, an ice cube
Tip: Dye the liquids with food colouring to more easily see the layers.
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