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Sinking Colors

See what goes down when oil and water don’t mix.

What You’ll Need
  • vegetable oil
  • mug or cup
  • red and blue food coloring
  • clear glass of water
What to Do
  1. Pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil into the mug.
  2. Add two drops each of red and blue food coloring.
  3. Stir until the food coloring breaks up into tiny droplets.
  4. Pour the mixture of oil and food coloring into the glass of water.
  5. Watch what happens!
How It Works


Photo by: Guy Cali Associates, Inc.

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