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Young scholars discover what viscosity is and how it relates to our lives. They drop marbles into large containers of liquids and time how long it takes the marbles to travel to the bottom. They time five marbles and compute an average time.
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Lab: Successive Heat and Cool Cycles in Thermoplastic Polymers
Do the properties of a thermoplastic polymer change after successive cycles of heating and cooling? In this lab assignment, young chemists find out by melting, molding, and re-melting hot glue gun sticks one, two, and three times. They...
7th - 12th Science
Understanding Viscosity through Investigation and Comparison of Fluids
Not all liquids are the same. Investigate the viscosity of different fluids with a series of activities designed for eighth grade science. As learners move through learning centers with different experiment setups, they determine the...
7th - 10th Science
Fluid Properties and scale models: Applying the Reynolds Number
Racing wind-up sharks through corn syrup finally has a classroom application! In a comprehensive three-day lesson, middle schoolers go through a series of investigations to discover the properties of different fluids, including density...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed