This week my sister and I did a experiment called “swirly colours”
If you are interested stay tuned:
You will need: flat bowl or deep plate, dish washing liquid, different coloured food colouring and milk.
Fill the bowl or plate with milk
Put 4 different colors of food colouring close to the edges.
Put a bit of dish washing liquid in the center, remember DO NOT MIX!
See a video of my experiment
Here are some pics of what mine looked like:
33 thoughts on “swirly colours experiment (by claire and cate pontefract)”
I am glad you included the video. I thought you would have to actually swirl the bowl around, but you just let it sit and it swirls itself. Neat. I will try this with the kiddies (my grand children).
Great experiment Claire and Cate! Thanks for sharing it!
Excellent science project – thank you for documenting and sharing this via your blog – much appreciated.
Hey great job Claire and Cate. This experiment seems interesting and fun. I am sure you made you mom and dad quite proud of you two!!
I’m going to try this out as soon as I get home. Thanks for posting. I wouldn’t have known about it if I hadn’t seen your blog.
Congrats on filming your cool experiment with your sister! I would have been tempted to swirl the colors. Say Hi to your Mom & Dad for me and keep on blogging.
Yick (AKA Stephen)
What a cool experiment! That first picture kind of looks like a big weird eyeball.
So cool! Do you know why it swirled all by itself? I should try this at home.
I think it swirls because the dish washing soap sucks the colors into the middle.
Thanks Claire and Cate! Nifty! Why does it work?
I’m going to try this with my son and report back how it goes… he turns 4 tomorrow!
Happy birthday to your son!
I think the reason why it swirls is because the dish washing soap sucks all the colors into the center of the bowl.
Very cool, Cate and Claire! I too thought that you would have to swirl the colours around; I also thought that you would have to use paint (I’m glad it was just food colouring – it’s way easier to find in our house!) – so thank you for sharing, I learned some new things too. 🙂
I would like to try some experiments with my daughter – what book do you recommend?
There are quite a lot, but the one I used was 501 experiments.
Thanks for sharing this with us. Adding the video really helped me understand how you created this. Nice job!
Wow Claire! We are so impressed with your blog. You sound so professional! We read your blog all the time and always look forward to reading your topics. We miss you and can’t wait to see you.
Grand-maman and grand-papa.
Awesome experiment Claire – my daughter is 10 and she is mummifying an orange as a science experiment. Science can be pretty fun. Do you do lots of experiments?
woh! very good!!!!!!
Way to go girls!
That looks like a lot of fun!!
That was amazing Claire and Cate. I will see if my 12 and 9 year old can do this too. Thanks for sharing!
I want my daughters to do that experiment! Thanks for sharing!
Reblogged this on Gautam Ghosh and commented:
Social Learning! An 8 yr old does an experiment and shares it on her blog!
Hi Claire, this is brilliant, thanks for showing us and blogging about it! Very cool!
Hi Claire, I’m far-away from your home. Yet, thanks to the blog, we can share the excitement on your science project. Keep doing the fun things – science & blogging :))
Wow. This is so cool. Keep sharing your experiments 🙂
Love from India
Wow! That’s impressive! We are so impressed. We really love your blog. Can’t wait to read more.
Grand-papa & Grand-maman
Fun, cool and interesting experiment!
Love the way your blog is set up : it’s fun, it’s user-friendly, it’s interesting, educational but, most of all, it reveals a “brilliant mind at the helm”! Chapeau, Claire!
A distant cousin from Ottawa
Hi, Claire and Cate. This looks like a lot of fun and would be easy to do with stuff we already have at home. I wonder what would happen if we used cream, which is thicker than milk. Would it take longer to swirl? Keep up the great experiements and thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hello Claire and Cate.
Today your dad visited me in Calgary and he told about your experiment in front of 50 people. Everybody laughed and loved it. Bye
Cool experiment – thank you for sharing.
I love it Thanks for sharing! My daughters are going to do it!! 😉