Send Water Uphill!
Show your child the "supernatural" potential found in the combination of air, water, pressure and gravity. Your little scientist will create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as she sees the water travel "uphill" through the tubing! It is probably best to perform this trick in a kitchen or bathroom, where any spills can be easily cleaned up.
What You Need:
- Two large transparent bowls
- Clear plastic tubing long enough to comfortably go from one container to the other (available from a hardware store or aquarium supply store)
- Food coloring for better visibility (optional)
- Large jug of water
- Two surfaces (close together, one lower than the other)
- Clean funnel (optional)