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Water Flow Experiment

Water Flow Experiment
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Stephanie Sims
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Is it possible for water to flow in a line that isn't straight? Can it curve along a line? Can it beat gravity? Let's find out!

How We Did It

Water Flow Experiment
We knew that water flows in a straight line--but is it possible for it to flow differently? Are other water molecules a strong enough force to pull it in a different direction?
Water Flow Experiment

First, we soaked our string in water for a minute or two; the water molecules will long to stay together, and that's what is going to make our gravity-defying stream work!

Water Flow Experiment

We tied the string onto our weight (a rock).

Water Flow Experiment
We tied the other end of our string to the handle of our measuring cup.
Water Flow Experiment
Maddie put the rock at the far end of our pan--stretching our string out as far as it would go, and slowly started pouring.
Water Flow Experiment
Excellent! "This is so cool how the water follows the string!" How wide can we make our stream of water?
Water Flow Experiment
How steep can we make the angle?
Water Flow Experiment
Will a heavier string hold and attract even more water? Maybe you'd like to find out!

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