Social Distance Learning Project: Surface Tension Art
Today’s Project: Surface Tension Art
Video Tutorial: surface tension art
This is a fun way to learn about surface tension incorporating arts and crafts, science – it’s a little bit of everything!
You’ll need: flat container with water, chalk, paper (to fit inside container), something to scrape the chalk with
1.Scrape the chalk so that the flakes rest on top of the water.
2.Quickly drop the piece of paper on the water and then peel it back up. The speckles of the chalk will stick to the paper. Wait until you see what it looks like when it dries!
This activity shows how water tension works. Putting the paper on top of the water breaks the tension, so you can’t put another piece of paper on it. You have to start over with some fresh water to complete the activity again.
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