Hands on Approach to Viscosity

Every student was given a glass of water, a popcorn kernal, a spoon and access to an icecream pail full of sugar. The students were asked to drop the kernal in a solution of only water and observe the results. The students were then asked to add sugar to the solution and observe what happened when the kernal was then dropped into the solution. The kernal slowed down. Everyone loved this experiment very much. The entire situation was very sticky.

Explanation for teacher: The greater the density the greater the viscosity.

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