Surface Tension Making Paper Clips Float. Surface tension can keep objects afloat even when the laws of density and buoyancy would seem to predict. If you're very careful, you can float the paper clip on the water without using the paper. Anyway, It was great fun and I did some extra research about why that. May 8, 2014. If you put a paper clip on the top of some water, it will sink. If you place a piece of paper towel on top of the water and then put the paper clip on.
Floating Paperclip. In this science experiment we will make a paper clip float on water. We will explore the concept of surface tension and have some fun while. You will need. clean dry paper clips tissue paper a bowl of water pencil with eraser. What to do. Fill the bowl with water. Try to make the paper clip floatnot. A paper clip will not 'float' on water in the same sense that a cork will. If you position a cork below the surface, it will rise to the surface. A paper clip will not.
Mar 28, 2014. You will need some paperclips, a cup or bowl of water, a piece of paper and some dish soap. Use a shallow cup or bowl so that in case a. Make a paper clip float. Standards 8 th. 2. b, c, d, e Students know when forces are balanced, the motion of the object does not change. 8. c, d Students know.