Tension and Trouble – Surface Tension


A lesson on surface tension.

Did you know that cohesive forces in water cause surface tension? But what exactly is it? And do all liquids have surface tension? In this lesson on surface tension for kids we will help you answer all of those questions.

In this lesson we will:

Experiment with the surface tension of water

Observe how soap affects surface tension

Explore other liquid’s surface tension

Use the classic coin surface tension experiment to practice counting, graphing, and developing a hypothesis. 

This lesson includes:

Full hands-on lesson about surface tension

Vocabulary and Concepts

 What’s the Difference? Worksheet

Time to Complete:

15+ minutes


Science, Surface Tension


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