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Milk Art

This experiment will use milk, food colouring and soap to create colourful swirl patterns. By using a mixture of different food colouring and soaps, complex colourful patterns can be created.

Suggested teaching points

  • Explaining how soap works
  • Surface tension
  • Investigative techniques
  • Problem solving

This file contains a set of detailed instructions, suggested questions, suggested improvements and disposal procedures for this experiment.

(PDF Document) Milk Art experiment instructions

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