Experiment Lava

Download the printable Experiment Sheet here

Materials:

Paraffin wax
Beeswax
Oil pastel
Heat source/pan
Spoon
Cardboard

1.  Heat wax until it melts, stirring occasionally 
2.  Add oil pastel for color
3.  Carefully scoop melted wax on slanted cardboard and observe

Questions to consider:

  • What do you notice about how the "lava" flows?
  • How does something with a high viscosity move compared to something with a low viscosity?