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Innovating Science™ Density of Liquids: The Color Column

Witness a colorful density gradient.

Supplier:  Innovating Science™ IS7037

Catalog No. S98652

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause and reproductive harm.

Includes: Materials for five demonstrations: 450mL glucose syrup, 400mL liquid detergent, 400mL vegetable oil, 400mL ethyl alcohol, 25mL blue food coloring, 25mL red food coloring, graduated cylinder, plastic cups (5) and instructions



  • Several liquids of varying color are added to a cylinder
  • A density gradient forms due to differing densities of the liquids, resulting in a layered, multi-colored column
  • As an optional investigation, compare the relative density of small solid objects by dropping them in the density column



49 CFR 173.4
13 to 20
Density of Liquids: the Color Column Demonstration Kit
7 to 14
450ml glucose syrup, 400ml liquid detergent, 400ml vegetable oil, 400ml ethyl alcohol un1170, 25ml blue food coloring, 25ml red food coloring, graduated cylinder, 5 plastic cups
10 x 10 x 10 in.
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