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Posts tagged surface tension

July 21, 2017

 

The tension of water molecules creates a surface that water striders can walk on.

Water Surface Tension

The molecules at the surface of a body of water make a film under tension.

June 24, 2013

 

Have you ever seen bugs on water droplets?

Mole Crickets Jump On Water

Would you believe there is a cricket that can jump on water?

September 25, 2012

 

Everyone loves to blow bubbles!

Creating Bubbles

If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.

September 6, 2012

 

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Dining In Space

Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!

May 21, 2012

 

The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!

June 21, 2010

 

Bugs, Dimples, And Walking On Water…

Just how do bugs walk on water? Learn how bugs use their feet and surface tension to walk.

June 18, 2010

 

How Do Bugs Float On Water?

How do bugs stand on water without going under? Learn about water molecules, surface tension, and hydrophobia!

May 20, 2010

 

Why Does Wet Sand Stick Together?

Why does wet sand stick together to form sand castles and dry sand falls apart?

November 11, 2009

 

Mentos And Diet Coke–The Explosive Reaction Explained!

Ever wonder how the mentos and diet cola experiment works?

December 1, 2005

 

Standing on Water

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.

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