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Cohesion Coin


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Cohesion Coin

In this activity about the property of water (page 6 of the PDF), learners use a coin to demonstrate cohesion between water molecules, exploring the molecular forces that allow water molecules to "stick" together. Although this activity was created as a pre-visit for a workshop about weather, it also makes an excellent stand-alone activity!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • A few coins
  • A water dropper
  • Water

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Bonding
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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