RISING BEADS is a fun water suspension KIDS SCIENCE EXPERIMENT for kindergartners and elementary children to promote STEM education.
Water suspension is a favorite STEM experiment to bring awe to little people’s eyes! RISING BEADS is a fun extension to an Upside-Down Water Glass Trick KIDS SCIENCE that you can easily conduct at home. Besides, water suspension experiments are simple, quick, and a lot of fun for young scientists.
YOU’LL NEED FOR RISING BEADS KIDS SCIENCE
- two bottles with a narrow spout
- room temperature water
- small beads
- a piece of cardboard (I am using a paint sample from a local HomeDepot store)
- waterproof tray (suggested)
WATER SUSPENSION STEM EXPERIMENT
PYSSAL BEADS SUBSTITUTE:
THE SCIENCE BEHIND RISING BEADS
The mystery is the AIR that we breathe! When you turn the bottle upside down, the pressure of the air INSIDE the bottle and the air pressure OUTSIDE the bottle is equal. The water is able to stay INSIDE, even while it is being lifted UP, because air pressure is pushing down on the water’s surface. This forces the water and beads UP into the bottles. The beads are super LIGHT so they FLOAT UP to water’s surface! However, once the surface is broken there will no longer be air pressure to keep the water suspended.
SEE DETAILS HERE Upside-Down Water Glass Trick
Try this experiment using various types of PAPER. Try changing the amount of water in the cup. Also, try different containers. Does it make any difference? Will a wider cup hold the paper better than a narrower cup? Does the temperature of the water have any effect on the water staying inside the cup? Let me know in comments!
AGE 6Y+ . Always supervise your children while they are learning through play!
STEM education stimulates cognitive development, develops problem- solving skills, encourages experimentation, teamwork and more! Most importantly, you can easily conduct them at home and bring the magic of science to life!
Have you done any WATER SUSPENSION STEM EXPERIMENTs with your little ones? Leave a comment below!
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