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Water Density Experiment

Water Density Experiment

This is such an easy and fun experiment- some of the children who attend school did the experiment on Monday- check out their photos.

There is a video below this writing to help you do the experiment.

You have today AND tomorrow to gather up the things you need to do the experiment. On Thursday and Friday we will write a PROCEDURAL /INSTRUCTIONAL piece of writing on how we did the experiment.

What you will need:

  • A bowl of sugar
  • A tablespoon to measure out the sugar
  • 3 or 4 mixing glasses
  • 2 or 3 different food colourings
  • Tall thin glass 
  • Syringe ( not essential)

When you mix sugar with water, the sugar molecules occupy the space in between the water molecules, making the solution more tightly packed (denser). The more sugar you add, the denser the solution. In this sugar water density experiment, we will change the density of different coloured water solutions so that they stay separated from each other.

Don't forget to send Miss Lyon and Mr McKee  the photographs of your hard work- good luck!

Watch the video to see how to carryout the experiment.

On Thursday and Friday we will write up how we did the experiment.

Don't forget to send us photos of your experiment- Good Luck!

Sugar Water Density Experiment