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Water Science for Kids: Racing Water Drops

By April 4, 2022April 8th, 2022No Comments

racing water drops experiment

Racing Water Drops Experiment

Water science is a great way to keep kids learning through the summer break. Racing water drops is an easy activity that can be set up in a matter of minutes and the fun can last all afternoon!

Supplies

water experiment

  • Parchment paper
  • Markers
  • Straws
  • Water
  • Spoon or eye dropper

Activity

  1. Rip or cut your parchment paper for the race track
  2. Color in each child’s racing line with markers or crayons. Draw a finish line at the end of the paper too!
  3. Use your eyedropper to place a drop on each racing lane
  4. Have each child take a straw and start the race by blowing their water droplets to the finish line

water experiment

water experiment

water experiment

water experiment

Experiment with large drops of water and small drops of water. Does the same amount of air force move both a small and large drop of water? Or do you need more force for large drops and less force for small drops? Use the straws and blow several small droplets into one big water drop then try to get it to the finish line first! Water tension will hold the drops together for the race unless your droplet goes off the paper. What happens when the water drop breaks? Water science is a fun way to learn about weather and the force of wind too!

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