The Pepper Experiment

The Pepper Experiment Experiment GIF

Lab Safety

Always wear eye protection during science experiments. Never handle sharp objects, open flames, chemicals, or other dangerous objects without adult permission and supervision.

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Learn about the surface tension and polar molecules in this easy pepper experiment, using only a handful of household materials.

Procedure

  1. The Pepper Experiment Experiment Step 1
    Step 1

    Fill the bowl about halfway with water.

  2. The Pepper Experiment Experiment Step 2
    Step 2

    Shake some pepper onto the surface of the water, so that the water's surface is mostly covered.

  3. The Pepper Experiment Experiment Step 3
    Step 3

    Dip one of your fingers into the water. Did anything happen?

  4. The Pepper Experiment Experiment Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, put a small drop of dish soap on your finger and try again. What happened this time?

Lab Safety

Always wear eye protection during science experiments. Never handle sharp objects, open flames, chemicals, or other dangerous objects without adult permission and supervision.


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