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    In this activity, students conduct a few simple activities to learn more about surface tension – a liquid’s thin ‘skin’.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • talk about water molecules and the way in which they are attracted to each other
    • talk about how the various activities demonstrate surface tension
    • use equipment in a consistent manner.

    Download the Word file for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student handout.

    Useful links

    This short video on YouTube demonstrates the effect of soap on surface tension.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=22r1zWOYiRM

      Published 22 June 2014 Referencing Hub articles