All Mixed Up

You have been learning that friction is a force that slows things down. In this activity, you and your family members will find out if friction is at work in water.

A mixing bowl and spoon.



Ask an adult to help you fill a bowl with water. Take the mixing spoon and stir the water. Now stir the water with the other end of the spoon.


Which side of the mixing spoon stirred the water more? What is different about each end of the spoon? Which part of the spoon was easier to pass through the water?