THE SCIENCE LAB

Make & Do Activity Kit

Marblized paper
This experiment produces wonderful patterns on paper using oil paint. It is an interesting demonstration of how water and oil will not mix. You will notice many different effects as you do this activity.

Time: 1+ hrs Difficulty: Hints: Marbled papers looks great if you include

a gold or a silver paint. Remember to protect clothes and surfaces as this is a messy activity.

with 1. Fill the panto justenoughthe cold water cover bottom of the pan. About 1cm deep seems to be a good depth.

2. Mix approx.inaateaspoon of oil paint small
bowl with 3 teaspoons of turpentine. Mix with a fork until blended. Repeat this process with all colours.
• water • a large tin cooking tray or similar • a fork for mixing • a toothpick or feather • turpentine

What you will need:
• sheets of blotting, filter or watercolour paper • tubes of oil paint • a small ceramic bowls • an eye dropper or small syringe

or use eye 3. Gently poursyringe thedrop dropper or to small amounts of colours onto the water surface. Cover the whole surface with different colours. toothpick, fork or 4. Draw a through the paint to feather make patterns.

5. Gently place your paper onto the water surface.
Leave it floating until you see oil through the back of the paper and then gently peel it off. your papers to dry. 6. Leavemake great cards, They wrapping paper and artworks. Download Easter Shapes activity for a guide to make Easter craft.
500 Harris St Ultimo Tel: 02 6217 0111 This work is licensed under the Creative PO Box Haymarket NSW 1238 This work is PO Box K346 K346 Haymarket NSW 1238 http://play.powerhousemuseum.com licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionCommons Attribution-NonCommercialAustralia Tel: 02 9217 0111 NonCommercial 3.0 Australia Licence (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU) Australia ShareAlike 2.5 License.

500 Harris st. Ultimo

Creative Commons Licence for use of this work

http://play.powerhousemuseum.com

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/au/

THE SCIENCE LAB

Make & Do Activity Kit

Marbized paper

Page 2

Activity 2: Ink and oil alternative.
A simple and less messy alternative to this activity is to use ink or food colouring and cooking oil. Use the same instructions but substitute the oil paint mixture with 1 teaspoon of ink and 3 teaspoons of cooking oil in small jars and mix by shaking vigorously. The results are softer colours:

Oil and water:
What’s going on?
When you put water and oil together, the water will sink to the bottom and the oil will float to the top. They separate and the oil floats above the water because it has a lower density and so weighs less than water. You will notice this layering in oil and vinegar salad dressing. Give it a shake and watch what happens. Oil and water are two liquids that are immiscible which means they will not mix together. Liquids are immiscible when the force of attraction between the molecules of the same liquid is greater than the force of attraction between the two different liquids. Oil and water are not repelling each other. It is just that the molecules of both liquids prefer to clump together with their own kind and so they remain separate.

What else can i do?
Activity 1: Experiment with oil paint, water and turpentine.
We have used turpentine as a thinner for the oil paint. When you change the proportions of your paint mixture you will get different effects and results. Try these experiments and observe the changes: 1. Keep dipping in new paper until there is very little paint still floating. Add a few drops of turpentine. 2. Use a spray bottle to spray very liquid paint/ turpentine mixture onto the surface.

500 Harris st. Ultimo Creative Commons Licence for is licensed under the Creative 500 Harris St Ultimo Tel: 02 6217 0111 This work use of this work PO PO K346K346 Haymarket NSW 1238 http://play.powerhousemuseum.com licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionBox Box Haymarket NSW 1238 Commons Attribution-NonCommercialThis work is Australia ShareAlike 2.5 License. Australia Tel: 02 9217 0111 NonCommercial 3.0 Australia Licence (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU) http://play.powerhousemuseum.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/au/

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful