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Rise Above Experiment - Color Float
 
Mix and Move?

Materials you will need:

• Table Salt
• Two Clear Drinking Glasses
• A Spoon
• Tap Water
• Food Coloring

 
Steps
 

1. Add a couple of teaspoons of salt to one of your glasses and add several drops of your food coloring to the other glass.

          

2. Slowly pour in some warm tap water to both of the glasses.  Stir the salt water until the salt dissolves completely and stir the food coloring into the other glass until the food coloring mixes.

          

3. Slowly pour some of the food coloring tap water into your salted tap water glass. 


          
4. Watch to see what happens to the mixture.

5. & 6.  Keep a watch to see how the colored water rises to the top of the salted water.

                      

What happened?  Did it separate?   

The colored tap water has move to the top of the salted tap water because salt water is heavier than the tap water. 

(See the page on 'Water Facts' for more information)

 
 
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