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In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water?
Learners explore how the attractive forces between water molecules create surface tension and allow certain objects to float on the surface of water.
Water sticks to all kinds of things in nature — flowers, leaves, spider webs - and doesn't stick to others, such as a duck's back.
Learners explore capillary action in plants (such as plants ability to move water from roots to leaves) in an investigation called Paper Blooms.