Molecules at the surface of a liquid attract each other forming a kind of "skin". You can observe a faucet with a slow leak. As the drop forms, the water seems to hang below the nozzle as if it were held in a rubbery bag.

Press the buttons below to see surface tension pull two Cheerios together and to see water sticking to the side of the glass as it is poured out. Both are examples of surface tension at work.

Bubble Graphics Board
Bubble Suspension
Bubble Tray
Resonant Bubble
Soap Bubbles
Soap Film Painting
Stop the Drop
Strobe Fountain
Visible Effects of the Invisible
Whirling Watcher

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