Alexia James, 6, uses an eye dropper to drop colored water into a pie tin filled with vegetable oil. During this experiment kids learned that water is denser than oil even though oil is the heavier substance. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)
During this summer’s second installment of ScienceWOW Wednesday, Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker taught a handful of children the meaning of the word density by conducting several experiments.
By using water, vegetable oil and food coloring, Spyker showed that even though oil is the heavier substance, it rises when poured into water because water has a greater density causing it to sink.
For the full story, see the Thursday, June 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.