The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.
Learn how little creatures like water skippers, mosquitos and spiders can walk on water in this activity about surface tension.
This resource is suited to Physics students in Years 4, 7, and 10 who are learning about forces and density.
D.I.Y Science: Surface Tension
Learn about surface tension and how little creatures can walk on water.
Video Length: 2:00 mins
With thanks to Questacon.
Ever wondered why little creatures like water skippers, mosquitos and spiders can walk on water? Find out in this short video.
What you’ll need:
1 x bowl
1 x jug of tap water
1 x packet of black pepper
1 x small bottle of dish detergent
1 x cotton bud/tip
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