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Hands-on Activity

Penny for Your Thoughts

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity students add drops of different liquids to the surface of a penny to draw conclusions about surface tension.
Overview
Topic: 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
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how water and other solutions have similar or different surface tensions.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 4 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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