Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Layered 4th of July Drinks...

Use density to create a festive 4th of July drink!

Ages: This is best for the Big Kids to create, but everyone will enjoy the drinks.

Materials:
- Clear plastic cups
- small liquid measuring cup
- Red juice - cranberry works well.  Don't use a light or diet version.
- Clear soda such as Sprite or 7Up
- Light Blue Gatorade

Procedure:
  • This may take Kid Scientists some practice first, so have some extra materials on hand. 
  • Begin by pouring 1/3 c of the red juice into a clear plastic cup.
  • Make sure the cup is sitting on a level surface.  Carefully and slowly pour 1/3 c soda on top of the red juice.  Pour the soda down the side of the cup, very slowly.  (It's much easier to pour slowly if the soda is measured into a small measuring cup)
  • Repeat the previous steps with the blue gatorade.
  • The three liquids should form separate layers in the cup.
  • It bears repeating...this takes a careful hand and a bit of practice. 
The Science Mommy looked all over for her pictures of this project and they have vanished!  Please send me yours and I will share them.

1 Science Moms have commented...:

welcome to our wonderland said...

this looks like alot of fun we will be joining you and your science adventures for sure!!