Seven Science Experiments with Surface Tension

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Surface tension helps us perform some simple—but impressive science. The video presents many experiments to briefly explain surface tension. From the surface tension on milk and coffee to water, the experiments demonstrate the strength of this physical property.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Perform each of the experiments during class time
  • Challenge pupils to get the highest number of water droplets on the penny; did anyone ask for a smaller water dropper?
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Pros
  • Experiments use only basic equipment
  • Provides subtitles in English and Turkish
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