March 3, 2017 Sugirdha 0Comment

You could never tire of watching this magical experiment which makes your milk burst into colours. This is the first time my toddler watched this and she was immediately addicted to it. She tried to recognise colours as they went ‘BOOM! BOOM!’ (in her own words).

Haven’t heard of this science experiment before? Watch our video below to find out…

Let’s get started!

You’ll need:

  • Milk
  • A plate with some depth or a shallow dish
  • Food colouring
  • Cotton Buds
  • Dishwashing Liquid

Get your fireworks going…

  1. Pour milk in a dish.
  2. Add a few drops of food colouring into the milk taking care nor to stir it.
  3. Dip a cotton bud in dishwashing liquid and use it to touch the surface of food colouring.
  4. Watch the colours explode magically, creating various fireworks bursting on the surface of milk.

Feast your eyes

So, what is this wonderful phenomena? What makes a drop of dishwashing liquid, a few drops of food colouring and milk behave in such a magical way?

Try reading the article at Steve Spangler Science to find out more about the scientific facts.

Have you tried this? What changes did you make? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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