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STEM Lab / Project - Water Surface Tension
STEM Lab / Project - Water Surface Tension - Critter Race Activity for Physics In this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lab, you’ll be swimming in science as you try to break water’s surface tension and send magical critters sailing away! Students learn about surfactants and how t
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Scientific Method Activity: Surface Tension Penny Experiment
Scientific Method: This scientific method lab experiment has students answering the question: "How does soap affect how many drops of water a penny can hold?" This lab incorporates the topics of cohesion and surface tension into the lab and post lab questions. This scientific method lab experimen

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Scientific Method and Bubbles-  Surface Tension, Air Pressure and Light Waves
Scientific Method and Bubbles- learn science concepts using the scientific method and something everyone loves- BUBBLES! This resource includes three (3) great experiments following the scientific method using bubbles to teach the scientific concepts of: *Surface Tension *Air Pressure *Light Waves
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Surface Tension Scientific Method Inquiry Experiment: Float a paper clip
How can you make a paper clip float??? Students are given materials and have to figure out how to use them to get a paper clip to float. Great introduction or conclusion to a surface tension lesson! This is also part of a Scientific Method Inquiry bundle: Easy Scientific Method Inquiry Experiments
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Surface Tension Designing an Investigation Lesson
This lesson focuses on designing an investigation or science experiment. It includes a slide show explaining what is needed to set up your own experiment and includes a worksheet as well as some informational text for students to read about Surface Tension. This lesson may be used alone, but can a

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Surface tension Scientific Method Inquiry Experiment-soapy, salt and tap water
How can you change the surface tension of water. Part 1: Students compare surface tension of tap, soapy and salt water. Part 2: Students design and conduct their own inquiry experiment using the Scientific Method to try to change surface tension. This is also part of a Scientific Method Inquiry
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Water, Surface Tension, Capillary Action, Solutions & other Properties of Water
This PowerPoint covers the Properties of Water. It has video clips embedded that show these properties in action that you could easily repeat in the classroom if you want. It covers Surface Tension, Capillary Action, Solutions, Polar Molecules, Solvents and Solutes, the different states of water, an
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Mini Science Fair Project: Surface Tension Lab
Created by Suzanne Buras for a classroom science lab designed to be used to introduce students to the scientific method and to doing a "real" Science Fair Project. It includes all parts of the scientific method and the Science Fair components. The experiment includes a blank lab sheet, detailed,
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Bubble Mania!  Activities & Labs about Bubbles and Surface Tension
All kids love bubbles! Here is a fun way to incorporate bubbles into your science curriculum. This packet includes enough labs to keep your kiddos busy for days in science exploring surface tension and bubbles! This activity pack includes: • Pre- and Post- Activity Reflections • Easy explanati
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Surface Tension Experiment:  How much Water can Fit on a Penny?
Students will follow the scientific method to discover how many drops of water will fit on a penny. A great way to introduce molecules and the properties of water. Differentiated for abilities. This is a memorable way to explore this classic experiment. The journal is very age appropriate. It w
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Water Striders and Surface Tension
An interactive unit that uses critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to build understanding of the important role surface tension plays in how water striders and other insects walk on the surface of the water without sinking. Water strider and surface tension background information is a
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Cohesion, Adhesion, and Surface Tension w/ Hands-On Activity
This PowerPoint can serve as a useful and practical tool to introduce, explain, and demonstrate the terms: Cohesion, Adhesion, and Surface Tension. This presentation concludes with an activity that is an ol' classic, "How many drops of water can a side of a penny hold?" Break-down of instructions/
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FOSS - Water - Surface Tension PowerPoint
This PowerPoint presentation is for use with the Surface Tension experiment from the FOSS water unit. The slides give student directions as well as information/facts.
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Surface Tension:  3 Labs, a Demonstration, and Teacher Notes
This packet contains a total of three labs, one demonstration, teacher notes and scientific explanation for teaching surface tension. Labs are written in proper scientific format to lead students and teacher through the steps of the scientific method. The labs can also stand alone and would be gre
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Surface Tension (magic milk experiment) Interactive Science
The product gives a general idea of what is surface tension and where is found in nature. In addition, it gives a detail explanation to the experiment (Magic Milk) and how liquid colors move as soon as a drop of soup lands on the surface of the milk. It includes: 1-Cut and distribute- A question t
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Surface Tension
A quality, all-inclusive bundle for surface tension! Your students will be fascinated by the very interesting visual effects that occur when surface tension is broken. The activities presented in this packet will allow you to run a mini-unit on surface tension; surface tension is an excellent examp
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Surface Tension Activity, Intro to Scientific Method/Scientific Process
This is my version of a well-known activity: seeing how many drops of water will fit on the top of a penny before it overflows. This is a great introduction to the scientific process of testing a hypothesis. The lab report includes directions and a rubric. I have also included a short description of
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Surface Tension: A Simple Lesson About Water
Explore the property of surface tension of water by doing experiments using a penny, a cardboard fish or a string. See how the water molecules hold together and how you can break them apart. Students will learn what water molecules look like, how they are put together and what breaks them apart.
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Surface Tension of Water PPT
In this lab students will investigate this property of water by counting the number of drops of plain water and soapy water will fit on different sized coins. This lab will illustrate not only the surface tension of water, but is a great lab for discussing differences in independent and dependent
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Easy Kitchen Experiment on Surface Tension: Tie-Dyed Milk!
Create tie-dyed milk while investigating the effects of dish soap on the surface tension of milk. Can be completed with items found in every kitchen! Includes Teacher Notes with helpful hints. Includes a student lab sheet complete with background information, instructions, data table, and follow u
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Surface tension Writing Response
This is a writing assignment where students take their knowledge of surface tension, cohesion and molecules to predict what would happen to walk striders when their water becomes polluted. Students are asked to follow the T (topic sentence) D (detail) Bu (back up) when writing their paragraph. Becau
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Drops of Water on a Penny Surface Tension Lab
This is a great lab for introducing students to lab procedures and safety. I use this lab to welcome my 7th graders to the scientific process and lab safety procedures. The "Penny Lab" is one of those labs that is quite simple yet very effective. Thanks for looking!
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Surface Tension Force
This is a highly visual activity involving surface tension that never fails to interest children! The effect can be used for an ELA writing hook. All the science behind the colorful effect is described and includes how to run the activity an inquiry fashion (comparing the effects of cold and warm mi
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Surface Tension
Young students are always surprised by the effects of surface tension and enjoy counting how many drops of water can fit on a penny and other coins. This classic activity is presented in a contemporary fashion; the use of everyday coins makes the activity meaningful for young students. There is nice
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