Lesson Plans

The Power of Raindrops

photo of knife cutting plastic bottle
Cut a plastic bottle in half.

photo of heating up a needle
Carefully, heat a needle.

photo of needle piercing cap
Pierce the cap with the hot needle.
photo of water dripping through cap
If the hole is small enough the drops
will be large and will drip slowly.
photo of muddy water splashes
Measure the distance that splashes
of muddy water have splashed
from the center.
photo of muddy splash from greater distance
Increase the distance of fall and graph
the distance fallen on the y axis and
distance splashed on the X axis.

As a class project: Can your results be replicated?

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