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06/25/2015
School is out and it is time for summer vacation! During these summer months, you may find yourself at home more often with your children. If your child struggles with science, summer vacation can be a great time for him to develop renewed curiosity and interest in the subject. Use this time to make science fun with your children. Everyone is familiar with the baking soda and vinegar volcano, why not try out new experiments at home? 

Color Symphony 

For this experiment you will need a flat tray like a rimmed cookie sheet, liquid dish soap and whole milk. Low fat milk will not work in this experiment, you need the fat molecules to make it work correctly. You will also need at least 3 different colors of food coloring.  

Help your child carefully pour the whole milk into the rimmed, flat tray. The milk should just cover the bottom of the pan. Add in about 6 to 8 drops of different colors of food coloring in different locations around the tray. Now add in about 5 drops of liquid dish soap onto each of the drops of food coloring. You can see the colors start moving out and reacting to the soap being added. To clean up all you have to do is pour the colored milk down the drain. 

Help explain how this reaction happens with your child by explaining that soap goes after fat and breaks it down. Usually dish soap is used to break down the fat left on dishes after we eat, but in this case the fat is in the whole milk. When the fat breaks down, the colors scatter and mix creating a colorful display. You can try this with different kinds of soap and see if one liquid dish soap works better than the others. 

Hopefully these science experiments will help your child realize the wonders of science. If you find your child struggling with math or science, we are here to help. The Tutoring Center offers one-on-one tutoring throughout the school year in a variety of subjects including math and reading. For more tips including how to help manage your child and tv,  check out our blog. For tutoring in Columbus, OH contact The Tutoring Center. Go ahead and give us a call at 614-459-0091 to set up a time for your child to take a free assessment.

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