The Power of Raindrops

photo of knife cutting plastic bottle

photo of heating up a needle

Cut a plastic bottle in half.

Carefully, heat a needle.

 

photo of needle piercing cap

photo of water dripping through cap

Pierce the cap with the hot needle.

If the hole is small enough the drops will be large and will drip slowly.

 

photo of muddy water splashes

photo of muddy splash from greater distance

Measure the distance that splashes of muddy water have splashed from the center.

Increase the distance of fall and graph the distance fallen on the y axis and distance splashed on the X axis.

 

As a class project: Can your results be replicated?

 

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