Science Mom's Guide to Water, Part 5

  • Jenny Ballif
  • Jun 1, 2017

Water is so good at dissolving things, that it’s earned the label of “Universal Solvent.” But one thing water doesn’t dissolve is oil. In Science Mom’s Guide to Water, Part 5, we explore why oil and water don’t mix with four investigations: Ocean in a bottle, Lava lamp, Oil lamp, and a grease fire explosion.

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Jenny Ballif

Jenny Ballif has worked as a molecular biologist and a wild land firefighter, and at several jobs that fall in between wearing a lab coat and wielding a chainsaw. She is the mother of three kids, wife of one mathematician, and author of several books.