Materials List: Let it Flow!
Fluid Viscosity & Temperature

Each group needs:

  • a scale (electronic or triple-beam)                                                                             
  • a weighing tray                                                               
  • a 100 ml graduated cylinder                                     
  • a steel or marble ball (about 1-inch diameter)       
  • a 500 ml or 600 ml beaker                                               
  • 1-3 150 ml beakers                                                     
  • a ruler
  • an electronic or glass thermometer
  • a hot plate   
  • a dry-erase marker
  • a stopwatch app or device
  • a pen or pencil
  • one Let it Flow! Worksheet per student
  • safety equipment:
    • a pair of safety goggles per student
    • a lab safety apron per student
    • a pair of tongs or a heat mitt per group

For the entire class to share:

  • 1-2 large plastic container ice/water bath
  • 2-4 viscous or semi-viscous liquids (i.e., honey, oil, corn syrup, clear dish soap, etc.) at least a gallon each.
  • optional: a bottle of ketchup and a bottle of salad dressing