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A water monster emerging from the blue depths

The stickiness of water experiment

Yep, it’ true. Water has a certain ‘stickiness’ to it. Read on…

  1. Make five holes in the side of the can (using the nail). Make sure the holes are made near the base of the can.
  2. Fill the can with water.
  3. Pinch the streams of water together with your thumb and finger.

The streams of water are held together by the water’s “stickiness,” or surface tension. Surface tension is the tendency of the surface of a liquid to behave as though covered with a skin. This is due to the cohesive forces between the molecules at and near the surface.

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Experiment Supplies

Supplies: Coffee can


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