Levels of Density

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by Peyton Hall

In Mrs. Mendonsa’s science class, seventh-grade students experimented with the levels of density that different substances hold. They used honey, corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. First they found out what the density of each substance was. Honey had the thickest density, then corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. After finding the density of each substance, they were ready to start the experiment!

To start the experiment they needed equal amounts of each substance. After making sure that they had equal amounts, it was time to begin. The honey had the thickest density, so it was poured into the tube first. Next the corn syrup was slowly poured into the tube, but instead of mixing with the honey is stayed right on top, making two different layers. Little by little each substance was poured into the tube according to their level of density. When they were finished, six different layers were visible! Instead of mixing all together, each substance just sat on top of one another! Who knew that density could be so cool!