Lindsey Backhaus

Camp Counselor

Anti-Gravity Galaxy In A Bottle

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Aralia_Marula

all ages

Create an anti-gravity galaxy in a bottle! Using baby oil, water, food coloring, and *glitter* you can create your own night sky, complete with billions of stars! Along the way, you will also learn fancy words like "immiscible", meaning, oil and water do NOT mix. That also leads to an opportunity to discuss density, and volume vs mass. Through this experiment, we can also cover topics like polarity and emulsion. This project also gets bonus points for doubling as a calm-down jar (covering emotional regulation skills) and generally being a crowd-pleaser.


Kids under 8 will likely benefit from an adult's help.

Take Aways

  • Knowledge about chemistry, density, and polarity
  • A super cool galaxy bottle to use and display
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Craig Jeffords Samantha Dahlby Lydia Schneider Sharon Weiss-Greenberg Usha Kuchibhotla Becky Gandillon Corinne Garcia David Tran Cody Backhaus Josh Gretz John Kozlowski Adam Boswell Lindsey Backhaus Matthew Ives Cameron Vetter Ariana Levin