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Capillary action

A page explaining how capillary action works and how it helps you to mop up a spill a paper towel.

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Capillary Action

Capillary action is the result of adhesion and surface tension. Find out all about it on this excellent site.

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How capillary action makes water go up

Witness capillary action yourself with this experiment you can try at home.

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Celery at midnight

How do plants transport water? An experiment using celery and paper towels to demonstrate capillary action.

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Water Properties

Properties of water including state changes, adhesion and cohesion, capillary action and surface tension.

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Roses are blue - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about capillary action. All you need is a white flower, vase, water, food colour and scissors.

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Surface tension

An explanation or surface tension and how it makes capillary action possible.

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How can you lift four times your weight?

Build your own lever and see one in action.

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How serious does an asteroid threat have to be before we take action?

A range of factors go into deciding what risk an asteroid or comet poses to us.

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DC generator action

A diagram showing a dc generator working, on which the frequency of ration is adjustable. The results are seen on an analogue meter, and an oscilloscope screen. Useful description of the commutator.

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