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Gravity-Defying Water


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Gravity-Defying Water

In this activity, learners explore gravity and air pressure as they experiment with holding a glass full of water upside down without spilling it. A step-by-step instruction guide with pictures, discussion questions, and suggested activity extensions are included.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Water
  • A glass
  • Thick laminated card
  • Plastic tray

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity

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