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    Density Experiments
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    I've done this experiment and used the following materials: sand, sugar, colored sugar crystals, flour, food colouring, oil, corn syrup. We experimented with each one separately to see what happens when you mix it with water. Students predicted, experimented and then we reflected on it etc. We called our experiment "Water is Magic!" because it disappears...
    I've also done a separate experiment to measure density using water, corn syrup and oil. Which is more dense, less dense etc. You eventually get a layering effect of all three because the lighter liquid will sit on top of the heavier one and will not mix. Add a penny to the jar and it will sink right to the bottom because it is the most dense. Add a small piece of styrofoam and it will float at the top. Good Luck!


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