Surface Tension of Water

Students investigate surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. In this surface tension lesson plan, students complete 3 activities to better understand the concepts of surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. Students add drops of water to a filled glass to observe surface tension, they observe drops of water pushed together to see cohesion and they observe soap breaking the surface tension behind a paper boat in water.

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Grade
8th - 10th
Subjects
Chemistry
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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