Density is how packed molecules are in matter. For example, gold is very dense so it has a great deal of mass. Liquids with different densities were used to show this in an example. We used corn syrup, glycerin, dish soap, water and corn oil to display the density of these liquids. Food coloring was used so students could notice the difference in densities. Corn syrup was the most dense so it was on the bottom and the corn oil was the least dense so it remained on the top of the other liquids. We also placed a marble and cork in the solution. Since the marble was very dense, it went immediately to the bottom of the glass while the cork was the least dense so it remained on top of the oil. Kinsey observed, "The corn syrup was on the bottom because it had more density than the other liquids." Sean stated, "It was fun! I would like to add more ingredients!"
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.