Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: Stretchy Water

The latest Praxis “Science Smarts” column in the Medicine Hat News.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

March 19, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (March 19). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at or via PressReader at

Stretchy Water

Water, what an amazing substance. Yes, I know I have said this before, but is so much fun (not to mention inexpensive and often messy) to investigate the properties of water.

Did you know water has the ability to stretch itself out and not break? How can that be… well, we better investigate further. Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.


  • One clear glass
  • Water
  • Lots of pennies or other coins of the same type


  1. Fill the glass full of water, make sure you get it as full as possible. To do this, set it on the flat surface, get down at eye level and look…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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