My Science Journal on Wet Pennies: Experimenting with Surface Tension

My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
My Science Journal on Wet Pennies:  Experimenting with Surface Tension
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In this investigation the students will:
*Follow the scientific method in an age appropriate way
*Use critical thinking skills
*Observe the properties of water
*Observe that when soap is added to water the bonds are broken.

The journal is very age appropriate. It would work well as a center. Using simple supplies the students will demonstrate that a penny can hold many drops of water. They will investigate that water likes to stick together and soap breaks that bond. It is a great way to get students thinking about matter in small parts called molecules. They will never look at water the same way. Chances are they will be asking mom and dad for pennies when they get home from school.

Included with this download:
Investigation journal which includes 2 separate summaries for kindergarten and first grade.
Explanation about water molecules and tips for the experiment
Answer Key
13 pages in all

Supplies Needed:
Measuring Cup
Clean Penny
Dish Soap
2 Eye Droppers
Paper Towels
2 Plastic Cups
Permanent Marker

Thank you for reviewing my material. I hope your students enjoy the investigation. Please take the time to leave a review. Also check out my other investigation on water. It gives more hands on experience with surface tension.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investigating-the-Surface-Tension-of-Water

Yours in Science,
Kim Scott
Hands on Science Educator


My Science Journal on Wet Pennies by Kim Scott is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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13 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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