Did you know that water sticks to itself? With a few simple things, some of which you can find in your pocket, your child can be learning about surface tension in a fun and engaging way. So without further adieu, let's drop water on pennies!
003: Water Drops on a Penny
Challenge your child to see how many drops of water they can fit on a penny.
What you need:
-A water dropper
-Set out the penny, a cup of water and the water dropper.
-Challenge your child to see how many drops of water they can fit on a penny.
-Make it competitive, try it more than once to set new records.
-Ask questions, why does the water stick to itself, where else have you seen this happen?
What they learn:
-Trial and error
When the project is complete:
-Take a photo of the structure and share it with us! Tag us on social media and use hashtag #theRchild, we can't wait to see the results.
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