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Bubble Race


Turn the wheel so that the air bubbles start at the bottom of the tubes. Watch the bubbles rise through the liquids. Can you tell how gooey the liquids are?

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The speed at which bubbles travel gives a good measure of how gooey or ‘viscous’ the liquid is. The viscosity of a liquid is often important for the job it has to do. Which liquid is the most viscous?
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Amazing footage of water droplets

Slow motion filming of simple water droplets.

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Why not try a version of our exhibit at home. Take at look at how to do it.


Bubble Race Visitor Sheet

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Bubble Race Visitor Sheet

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