LIKE OIL AND WATER
Make a rainbow of colours on a patch of oil
RN: 11021703 - CHEMISTRY > ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS
1 & 2
Oil and water do not mix because oil has a much lower density compared to water and hence it lies on the top of the water's surface. Use a patch of oil on top of the surface of water to make a rainbow of colours in the following science experiment:
STUFF YOU NEED [MATERIALS]
- VEGETABLE OIL
- NON-STICK PAN
- TAP WATER
- EYE DROPPER
HOW TO PROCEED [PROCEDURE]
- Pour a non-stick pan about 15mm full of tap water from its base.
- Place the pan on a table or flat surface next to a bright sun lit window in your home, but make sure that the pan is not in direct sunlight.
- Hold the pan so that you look into the water at an angle so that the light from the light rays of the sky is reflected in your eyes.
- ...... NOTE: The last few steps of this science experiment are only contained in the e-book version. Thank you for your support!
WHY IT WORKS [CONCLUSION]
All our science experiments have been tested to work and have a fully explained 'Why it works' section for each science project.
Unfortunately, this part of the science project is only contained in our e-books. To view the 'Why it works' section of the experiment, please view the science e-books at the bottom of the page.
LEARN MORE FACTS
Each science project contained in our e-books has a 'Learn more' section with relevant information and fun additional science facts that are sure to surprise and amaze you!
Unfortunately, this part of the science project is only contained in our e-books. To view the 'Learn more' section of the experiment, please view the science e-books at the bottom of the page.
Our science project e-books contain all the scientific terms relevant to a particular project at the bottom of each of the science experiments.
Don't know what some of the terms mean? Learn more about the scientific terms used in this science experiment by visiting our interactive and comprehensive Science Glossary
OUR E-BOOK PRODUCTS
If you like this science project, please consider purchasing one of our science project e-books.
This science project is contained in all of the following Experiland e-books: