Today we did our first official experiment. My daughter, H, was very excited. "A real experiment, right in our own house!" I decided to start off with a simple one; "magic milk". It was a great choice. We started our experiment by collecting the necessary supplies: 3 shallow dishes, food coloring, 3 different types of milk (we used half and half, whole milk, and 1%), q-tips or toothpicks and dish soap.
site first and felt confident that even I, the least scientific person you will ever meet, could come up with some great "scientific" questions and explanations. Once we had our ingredients gathered we were ready to begin.
Now you are ready for the fun part. I had my daughter dip a dry q-tip in the milk first just so she could see what was causing the reaction then, we dipped the q-tip in dish soap and into the milk. Just lightly touch it to the top of the milk being careful not to stir. The food coloring will being to move. You can see what happens with the different types of milk, and what happens when you place the q-tip in different locations in the bowl. We even tried dropping straight dish soap into the bowl. The kids had a lot of fun with this project.