Enrichment Activity for 5-11 11-14
- Level Elementary
What you need
- Shallow bowl
- Food colouring
- Washing up liquid
- Pour a couple of centimetres of milk in to the bowl
- Add a couple of drops of food colouring at even spaces around the edge of the bowl
- Add a drop of washing up liquid to the centre of the bowl
Results and Explanation
The colours start to mix and churn! The washing up liquid reduces the surface tension of the milk causing swirls and eddies as the detergent spreads through the liquid.
What happens if you use skimmed or full fat milk? Does warming the milk first make any difference?