Lesson Plan

Surface Tension: Liquids Stick Together

Use science to help you walk on water! Young scientists explore the properties of liquids including cohesion, adhesion, and surface tension. They use graphs to compare different liquids and make predictions about their molecular attraction.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups choose different liquids to use in the experiment
  • Research different animals and insects that use surface tension to their advantage
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires specific materials to complete the lab investigation
  • Materials include a teacher guide with questioning suggestions
  • Provides background information to check for lesson readiness
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