This is a great small group experiment that can be used to teach the scientific process. Students practice asking a question, making predictions, conducting an experiment, and comparing their predictions to the actual outcomes. They work with different US coins and practice fine motor skills with a water dropper as they count their water drops. This is an excellent example of surface tension that even the youngest children can observe and understand!
In this product you will receive:
- a list of materials
- step by step instructions for how to prepare and conduct the experiment
- real photos accompanying the instructions to provide clarity
- printable forms for recording class and student predictions and results
- writing paper for reflection afterwards
This experiment is one of six that is included in my Inquiry Process Unit, which can be found here:
Inquiry Process Science Unit
If you enjoy this experiment, consider getting the whole pack!