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Hands-on Activity

Penny for Your Thoughts

Fun Forces
In this activity students add drops of different liquids to the surface of a penny to draw conclusions about surface tension.
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
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.



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