This easy science project mimics colorful fireworks explosions and is a perfect craft for your Fourth of July weekend.
Use this project as an opportunity to talk science with your
Why does the color seem to "fall" from the oil into the water?
Food coloring dissolves in water but not in oil. Because the oil is
less dense than the water, it will float at the top. The colored
droplets will begin to sink because they are heavier than the
Once they sink into the water, they will begin dissolving
slowly-creating the tiny "explosions."
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