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Description:

In this activity, learners make water-walking critters using thin wire, and then test how many paper clips these critters can carry without sinking. Watch the Science Friday video "Stroke of the Water Strider" on this page to learn about a robot that was inspired by insects' ability to travel on the surface of water.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
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  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
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  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Mass and Weight,NSDL,insects,float,surface tension,Biological science,Conducting Investigations,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Problem Solving,Mathematics,Troubleshooting and Maintenance,Social Sciences,Motion and Forces,Materials science,Chemistry,water striders,Anthropology,Volume and Density,Liquids,Life Science,General science,Mechanisms of Evolution,Informal Education,Evolution,Animals,Middle School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140718104045001T,Physical science,States of Matter,bugs,Physics,Life Sciences,robot,Structure and Properties of Matter,cohesion,Engineering,General,The Design Process,Physical Sciences,Education,Technology,The Scientific Process

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English

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