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Surface Tension

Book Chapter by: Donna Governor and Denise Webb Digital resources are stored online in your NSTA Library.

The guiding questions for this activity are,”How does surface tension affect movement in liquids and how many drops of water can a penny hold before the water slides off?” In this activity, students experiment with water striders and placing water drops on a penny. A detailed science behind the activity is provided. Students will also learn about cohesion. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 11 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 11 features activities that we believe to be at an intermediate level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

  • Publication Date
    2/11/2019
  • ISBN
    978-1-68140-623-7
  • Pages
    34

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