Density Tower with household liquids
Different liquids have different densities. This easy experiment illustrates the different densities among some common household liquids.
- Developing fine motor pouring skills
- Learning about buoyancy and density
- Practicing observation skills
- A jar, cup, or any narrow and tall container.
- Honey, Corn Syrup, Dish Soap, Water, Vegetable oil, or any liquid you have on hand!
- Cups or containers for the individual liquids.
- Eye dropper or baster (optional)
- Go around the house and gather liquids to test.
- Pour a small amount of each liquid into a small container.
- Decide what order you will add the liquids.
- Make a guess or a prediction about what will happen.
- Pour the liquids into the large container slowly and carefully.
- It may be fun to use a baster or eye dropper to slowly add the liquids.
- Record your results. How do your results compare to your predictions?
- Reset the experiment and try again, adding the liquids in a different order.
-What happens if you add salt to the water?
-What happens when you add small objects of varying weight?
- Add food coloring to any clear liquids.
- Use a baster or eye dropper to pour liquids down the side wall of the jar so as not to disturb the previous layers.