Let’s mix together some salt and pepper and then use science to separate them!
Separate Salt and Pepper Science Experiment Video
- Empty Dish
- 2 Tablespoons of Table Salt
- 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
- Plastic Comb
Step 1 – Place 2 tablespoons of salt onto a empty plate.
Step 2 – Add 1 teaspoon of pepper to the salt and gently shake the plate to combine the salt and pepper.
Step 3 – Take a clean plastic comb and run it through your hair a few times. Then position the comb above the salt and pepper and watch what happens.
How Does the Experiment Work?
Static Electricity is the reason this experiment works.
By rubbing the comb through your hair, it receives a static charge. The static charge causes the grains of pepper, which are lighter than the grains of salt, to jump up onto the comb.
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I hope you enjoyed the experiment. Here’s some printable instructions