| Year 5

To inspire scientific thinking, Year 5 carefully observed changes when different liquids were mixed together.

During our first week, the children in Year 5 conducted a ‘Magic Rainbow Milk’ science experiment: the perfect launch to our ‘Potions and Explosions’ topic.

Using just 3 materials (milk, food colouring and washing-up liquid) the children observed something unusual when the 3 liquids were mixed together. As soon as the soap was added to the food colouring and milk, the children watched closely as the colours quickly dispersed to the edge of the plate.

Struck with awe and wonder, the children tried to hypothesise why this happened.

We wonder if milk with different levels of fat content would make a difference?

It is certainly something to investigate at home!