How Dense is It?

We are learning about the states of matter and how some liquids are more dense than others. I showed the boys water (dyed purple), corn syrup, and oil. They each guessed which was the most dense and which was the least dense.

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First Cameron poured in the dyed water. Theb he helped Fritz pour in the oil followed by the corn syrup.

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After waiting a few seconds for the liquids to separate completely, we discovered corn syrup is the most dense, oil is the least dense, and water is in the middle.

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Cameron’s hypothesis was correct. The little guys had guessed wrong so they were very excited to see the result.

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