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 elementary math integration and other ideas for inquiry experiments are presented as well in this resource. The activities also present a good opportunity for students to practice controlled hand-eye coordination while they use the droppers.
In addition, the packet includes result sheets for activities and custom graph paper for students to construct bar graphs of the results. One copy of the graph paper is blank while the other has the Y axis labeled, which allows you to differentiate the graph in a small way.
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