Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fluid Viscosity part of Earth and Space Science:Summer 2010:Activities
The viscosity of a fluid describes its resistance to deformation. Water has a very low viscosity: the force of gravity causes it to flow immediately. Honey has a higher viscosity. Viscosity plays a critical role in planetary processes but students do not often intuitively understand it. In this lab students measure and calculate viscosities of liquids.
Earth and Space Science part of Earth and Space Science
Artist rendition of solar system bodies. Not to scale. DetailsEarth and Space Science Course This course, aimed at middle school and high school teachers, will help participants develop an understanding of ...
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