Water and Milk

Using water and milk create your own sunrise and sunset at home!

This is one of the fun water games for kids and fun science experiments.

While drinking milk mixed with water may not sound very good to you, we're not going to drink this!

Have you ever been at the ocean on vacation - or at a lake or in the mountains - and watched a beautiful sunset?

What colors do you remember seeing? Yellow, orange, red and maybe even pink?

Maybe you've seen the sun rise out of one of the windows at your house when you were up early getting ready for school.

Sunsets and sunrises are one of nature's most beautiful colored gifts to us.

In this experiment, you'll be able to create your own sunset and sunrise right in your house!

What's Needed

Water, whole milk, clear glass, flashlight


Fill your glass 1/2 full with water. Take your flashlight and shine it down on the top of the glass.

Your water will look white. This is your sunrise!

Next, pour milk into the glass (about 1/2 cup) and stir it up.

Move the glass into a dark room then shine your flashlight down on top of the glass.

This is your sunset! You should see colors such as red and orange or yellow!

Pretty, huh? This mimics an actual sunset and the colors associated with it.

Now you don't have to be at the beach to see a beautiful sunset!

Just mix some water and milk!

Newspaper Experiment

Before You Begin

Need: 1/2 sheet of newspaper, 12 oz or 16 oz clear glass, bowl


Tear a standard sheet of newspaper in half.

Crumble the paper and put it into the glass. Make sure it is packed in tight. Leave about 1/2 inch at the top.

Fill the bowl with water. Pick up the glass, turn it upside down and place the rim into the water until it touches the bottom of the bowl.

Leave it there for 10 seconds then lift the glass up, wipe the rim, and turn the glass right side up.

Remove the newspaper - it should be dry, not wet!

This is one experiment kids will be absolutely amazed at! How can the paper not be wet?!


Try this in the classroom. Gather the kids around, and enjoy a fun activity!

Try leaving the glass with newspaper in it in the bowl for longer periods of time.

Start off with 15 seconds and work your way up to 30 seconds in 5 second increments.

After each time, check the newspaper.

Is it still dry? Is it wet? If it gets wet, at what time interval did the paper become wet?

For the final experiment, leave the glass in the bowl of water for 60 seconds. Take it out and see what happened to it!

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