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Gravity Demonstration


This demonstration is a product of Nanodays and NISE Network ( Included in your demonstration kit is a guide with directions and information on how nanotechnology is involved.





In this demonstration you have two cups of different sizes.



Start by pouring water into the plastic container.



Fill the full-size cup by dipping it in the water.



Try to pour the water back into the container. What happens?



Now fill the miniature cup with water.



Can you pour the water back out?


What's going on? Check the guide here.


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This demonstration meets the following California Science Standards:

Physical Science

  • K–4: Properties of materials can be observed, measured, and predicted
  • 5–8: Structure and properties of matter
  • 9–12: Atomic and molecular structure
  • 9–12: Motions and forces

Investigation and Experimentation

  • K–4: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions
  • 5–8: Ability to conduct scientific inquiry
  • 9–12: Formulate explanations by using logic and evidence

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