Lava Lamps: Fluid Polarity

Theme:

Fluid density and polarity

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

• Define and understand how polarity affects fluid interaction.

• Define and understand how density affects fluid interaction.

• Build a project to demonstrate the polarity of a fluid using everyday

materials.

Chemistry Standard:

Year 10: 4.3 Design and carry out experiment to examine the polarity of

compound.

Key Vocabulary:

• Density

• Polarity

Ideas for Building Materials (per student):

Flask or bottle

Vegetable oil

Water

Food coloring

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