Now you can perform an experiment at home with Project Mc2 leader, McKeyla McAlister. Make your own lava light just using safe household ingredients.
Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.:
Molecules of water don't like to mix with molecules of oil because of something called intermolecular polarity. The oil stays above or separated from the water because oil is less dense than water. Next, when you add an effervescent tablet, it dissolves, creating a gas. As the gas bubbles rise, they take some of the colored water with them. Science is rad, right?