Turn Water Into Wine Experiment
Edited by David Collins, Eng
Materials that you'll need for this project before you start:
- Two identically sized wine glasses
- A bottle of wine
- Pair of scissors
- Plastic Container
- Some paper towels
Start off by cutting a square out of the top of your plastic container.
Make sure that your plastic square is large enough to fit completely over the top of your wine glass.
Fill one glass to the top with wine.
Fill your second glass to the top with water.
We also recommend making a platform out of paper towels, or towels that you do not care about ruining since the wine will most likely spill over the top during the experiment.
Take your piece of plastic you cut out and place it over the glass of water. Carefully pick up your glass of water while pressing the plastic on top, then flip it over quickly.
Place the glass of water over top of the glass of wine. Make sure to line up the edges of the glasses together.
Hold your glass of water as you slide the plastic square out very slightly from between the glasses. Watch as the wine switches places with the water!
We found that the wine was not floating to the top fast enough on our first try. To fix this problem, pull the plastic square further out to speed up the experiment.
If you are interested in how this experiment works, it is because water is more dense than wine, so the wine naturally wants to float to the top, while the water wants to sink to the bottom. As you can see, the water and wine have switched quite nicely.
In order to get the glass back to where we started, you must hold the top of the glass while carefully sliding the plastic back along with the glass. Once the top glass is near the edge of the bottom glass, you are going to flip the glass back over while holding the plastic square tightly to the brim.
There you have it! We hope you enjoyed today's experiment.
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