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Patrons observe the surface tension of water molecules and make predictions as they place dorplets of water onto coins.

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Use a digital microscope to get an up-close view of surface tension in action!
Related Links Surface tension on the International Space Station
Originating Source Children's Museum of Houston
Related Books
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A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
Water Drops: Celebrating the Wonders of Water

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Drop on a Penny

Drop on a Penny

Patrons observe the surface tension of water molecules and make predictions as they place dorplets of water onto coins.