The molecules at the surface of a body of water make a film under tension.
Would you believe there is a cricket that can jump on water?
If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.
Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!
Just how do bugs walk on water? Learn how bugs use their feet and surface tension to walk.
How do bugs stand on water without going under? Learn about water molecules, surface tension, and hydrophobia!
Why does wet sand stick together to form sand castles and dry sand falls apart?
Ever wonder how the mentos and diet cola experiment works?
It’s summertime, and you’re on vacation. You sit beside a quiet pond, fishing, trying to relax, trying to think about nothing at all. You watch the leaves stirring, the water rippling in the sunshine, and the water bugs standing on the surface of the water. Wait, how are those bugs standing on the surface!? Learn more on this Moment of Science.