Dissolve This!

Stir, mix, blend, heat and shake your way to amazing chemical solutions!

Have you ever wondered why oil and water do not mix? This activity explores the science - and safety - of making mixtures in the kitchen. Learn about what helps things form solutions and which solids can disappear into different liquids. Come try some fun kitchen magic!

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1 Your Guide

Heather Turnbull Learn more about me

As a scientist, I LOVE exploring and learning through hands-on experimenting! Planting seeds and sprouts and watching them grow is one of my favourite things to do. I am an active learner and am currently participating in my MEd, my fourth university degree. I have worked with the Ontario Science Centre, Science North, and as a grade 7 and 8 classroom teacher for many years - all great places to try new things. I believe staying curious is the most important thing people can do!

I like taking pictures of plants, animals, water and sky, then use them to create fun works of art using glass, wood or paint!

2 Materials Needed

Clear cups or containers, measuring cups, measuring spoons, popsicle sticks, spoons, warm water, cold water, vegetable oil, dish soap, salt, sugar, baking soda, corn starch, food colouring, towel, large container or sink to work in, goggles

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Single A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 10 - 13

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.