Water Wise – Experiments with H2O

Skill Level: Easy

Duration: approx 5 minutes per experiment depending on creativity

Water is one of the most important resources on Earth, but do you know it can do some cool tricks too? MOTAT is here to show you some quick and simple ways to see how water can almost be magic!

Experiment 1: The Weight of Water

A simple colourful experiment with oil water and honey.

What you need:

  • Water to pour
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Spoon (to mix)
  • Detergent (or Honey)
  • Oil
  • Tall Clear Glass

Experiment 2 : Water Magic Trick

It’s the battle of pressure in this gravity defying experiment.

What you need

  • Water to pour
  • Card board to cover top of glass (or playing card)
  • Clear Glass

Experiment 3 : Refractimage

How can you make an arrow change direction with just light and water?

What you need

  • Water to pour
  • Pen and paper
  • Tall clear glass

Watch the video below to see how all three experiments work and why

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