Investigating Fluid Viscosity *
|Areas of Science||
Aerodynamics & Hydrodynamics
|Time Required||Short (2-5 days)|
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AbstractYou can measure the viscosity of a fluid using a glass tube and a marble with slightly smaller diameter than the tube. Seal one end of the tube. Fill the tube with the fluid to be tested. Drop the marble into to the tube and measure the time it takes to fall a fixed distance. Repeat the measurement several times, and use the average value. How does viscosity change with the amount of sugar dissolved in water? How does viscosity change with temperature?
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