Asked by Anonymous at 2:23 AM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by BIMOM21 at 2:51 AM on Feb. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 AM on Feb. 24, 2009
Answer by Gigi1969 at 2:39 AM on Feb. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:04 AM on Feb. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 AM on Feb. 24, 2009
Wax is the correct answer!
The principles of Lava Lite operation are simple. The "lava" is basically a specially compounded wax. When heated from below by a 40-watt bulb, it expands until it becomes less dense than the liquid above, causing it to rise. When it gets to the top of the globe, the wax cools and starts to sink again, and the cycle repeats. Convection currents in the liquid presumably add to the effect.
Answer by Liansmommie at 3:39 AM on Feb. 24, 2009