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Fun with Fireworks in a Glass: A Colourful Science Experiment for Kids

Fun with Fireworks in a Glass: A Colourful Science Experiment for Kids

Alright, it's half term, the Easter break is on the horizon and you're preparing for the kids being bored and running out of things to do with them.

Well, we're here to help with a fun and educational activity that's sure to dazzle the kids and keep them interested.

Say hello to "Fireworks in a Glass"—the ultimate science experiment that's as mesmerising as it is easy to do.

Here's what you'll need:

  • A clear glass or jar
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Food colouring (assorted colours)
  • A fork or spoon for mixing

First up, fill your glass or jar about three-quarters full with water. Then, pour in some vegetable oil until the glass is almost full—leaving a little bit of space at the top.

Now comes the fun part: adding the fireworks!

Grab your food colouring and squeeze a few drops into the glass. Watch as the drops fall through the oil and into the water below, creating a spectacular display of swirling colours.

But wait, it gets even better.

Take your fork or spoon and give the mixture a gentle stir. Watch as the colours explode and dance around in the glass, just like fireworks lighting up the night sky.

Here's the Science Behind the Magic

Oil and water don't mix, right?

So when you add the food colouring to the oil, it stays separate from the water below. But when you stir it all up, the food colouring breaks into tiny droplets, creating a beautiful display of colour as it mixes with the water.

And there you have it—fireworks in a glass!

It's a simple yet fun experiment that's perfect for keeping the kids entertained during the holidays. Plus, it's a great way to sneak in a little bit of science education while they're having fun.

So why not give it a try?

Break out the food colouring, gather the kids, and let the fireworks begin. Who knows, you might just discover a budding scientist in your midst!

 

 

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