Hello fellow scientist! This month in Super Science Lab, we did ocean experiments! We learned about ocean waves, water density, and the effects oil has on our oceans. We also made sand art!
In case you missed it, here is how you can make a “motion ocean”:
What happens in an oil spill?
Experiment: Make a Motion Ocean
- Fill up the jar half way with water.
- Add food coloring and glitter.
- Pour in baby oil until the jar is three-quarters full.
- Place a floating toy onto the top and close the jar tightly.
- Shake the jar gently and put your ocean in motion!
Water is denser than oil. Plus, the two liquids never mix. So when the water moves, it pushes the oil around, making shapes like waves. Oil can be very harmful to animals that live in the ocean.
I hope to see you next month. We will be learning about the MAGNETS on January 28th at 1:30 pm. Registration opens on January 14th at 9:00 am. Please have your library card ready when you call or visit the desk.