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Go With the Flow

Active Time
20-30 minutes
Total Project Time
20-30 minutes
Key Concepts
Fluids, Laminar flow, Turbulent flow
go with the flow STEM activity

Introduction

Do you ever wonder why we perform tasks in a particular way? Very often, we learn by copying someone and never stop to question if there is a more efficient or easier way to do something. This activity is about the tricky task of pouring from a full container. Could there be an easier way to do it?

Credits

Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

  • Empty rectangular shelf-stable soup or milk box with a spout on top
  • Water
  • Marker
  • Glass or cup to pour into
  • Paper towels or rag to dry off spills
  • Optional: Paper and pen
    pour without spills materials STEM activity

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Active Time
20-30 minutes
Total Project Time
20-30 minutes
Key Concepts
Fluids, Laminar flow, Turbulent flow