Oh The Tension
In this activity, students carefully add drops of liquids to the surface of a penny to help them understand the concept
of surface tension.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of how various substances change the physical properties of a solution
- An exploration of surface tensions of different solutions and liquids
Students will gain an understanding of how water and other solutions have similar or different surface tensions.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 2
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