Penny for Your Thoughts
In this activity students add drops of different liquids to the surface of a penny to draw conclusions about surface tension.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of how various substances change the physical properties of a solution
- An exploration of the 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: 4
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