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I’m having a glitter moment here and am literally sprinkling glitter on everything in sight. I’ve recently shared my , and my . And today I have a fun DIY Glitter Globe Mobile!

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Science Activity: Make a Glitter Globe | Exploratorium

 

Why doesn't the oil float on top of the alcohol?

Since oil floats on top of water, you might have thought that oil would float on top of alcohol, too. But the oil sinks to the bottom and the alcohol floats on top of the oil. Even though water and alcohol are both clear liquids, they have different densities. Alcohol floats on top of oil because a drop of alcohol is lighter than a drop of oil the same size.

Why don't oil and alcohol mix? For that matter, why don't oil and water mix?

The answers to these questions have to do with the molecules that make up oil, water, and alcohol. Molecules are made up of atoms, and atoms are made up of positively charged protons, negatively charged electrons, and uncharged neutrons.

The atoms that make up water molecules and alcohol molecules are arranged so that there is more positive charge in one part of the molecule and more negative charge in another part of the molecule. Molecules like this are called polar molecules.

The charged particles in an oil molecule are distributed more or less evenly throughout the molecule. Molecules like this are called nonpolar molecules.

Polar molecules like to stick together. That's because positive charges attract negative charges. So the positive part of a polar molecule attracts the negative part of another polar molecule, and the two molecules tend to stay together. When you try to mix water and oil or alcohol and oil, the polar molecules stick together, keeping the oil molecules from getting between them-and the two don't mix. When you try to mix water and alcohol, they mix fine, since both are made of polar molecules.

What's this pretty toy doing in a set of science experiments? It seems more like an art project to me.

When you make a Glitter Globe, you're experimenting with two liquids that won't mix with each other--alcohol and oil. Playing with the Glitter Globe gives you a chance to watch how liquids flow. And in the process, you make something that's pretty.

Some people think that science and art have very little in common. At the Exploratorium, we disagree. Both artists and scientists start their work by noticing something interesting or unusual in the world around them. Both artists and scientists experiment with the things they have noticed. Art and science begin in the same place-with noticing and experimenting.

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I love these glitter globes – thanks for the instructions! I see that you have a few different places listed on where to purchase the globes. Where did you get the globes in photos 1 and 3? Thanks!

I love these glitter globes – thanks for the instructions! I see that you have a few different places listed on where to purchase the globes. Where did you get the globes in photos 1 and 3? Thanks!