Viscosity For Kids

Inspired by a Science Centre exhibit which showed the way bubbles travelled through columns filled with different substances (water, oil and silicone), we tried our own viscosity experiment at home. We got ready some water, oil, condensed milk and honey, and the kids took turns to scoop up a spoonful and predict how quickly the stuff would pour out. Because all the liquids are familiar to them, they got the answers quite quickly, and now viscosity is simply a phenomenon they had known all along, but that now has a name!

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