Walk in Wednesday Penny Challenge

For Walk in Wednesday in Science Week, we challenged the children to use a pipette to get as many drops of water onto a penny as they could!

They soon realised they needed a steady hand and very small drops!

There were some very good attempts.  Please comment with how many drops you achieved (parents, we know you got quite competitive, so add your achievements too!)

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Comments (5)

  1. Iraj mum

Iraj likes to squeeze pipette steadily and managed 60 drops on a penny

 
  1. Jude's mum

Jude enjoyed this experiment, pennies can hold a lot of drops of water!
Jude managed 101 drops on his penny.

 
  1. Coreys mum

We had so much fun doing the penny challenge, Corey got 174 tiny drops of water onto the penny : this had certainly made him a lot more interested in science and was very excited by the fact that if he changed his method he could get more on

 
  1. Harry

Harry- the most I managed was 24.

 
  1. Jessica

At first I didn’t think I would get many drops on the penny, but by the end I managed to reach 80

 
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