STEMonstrations: Surface Tension

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Ever wonder how water bugs walk on water? A lesson in the STEMonstration provides a brief video presentation describing the concept of surface tension from the molecular level. Pupils then complete a hands-on activity measuring the surface tension of various liquids.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework and use class time for discussion and to complete the activity
  • Create a guided notes document for learners to follow as they watch the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils to understand the concept of molecules

  • Uses diagrams to demonstrate the microscopic properties of molecules
  • Includes an activity to follow the video lesson

  • None