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Wet Pennies

Young scholars conduct a simple test to determine how many drops of water, rubbing alcohol and vegetable oil can be placed on a penny before spilling over. They consider how varying surface tensions allow for different amounts of each liquid to stay on the penny and complete a handout.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 9th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2004
Included Materials
  • Worksheet