Video: Stem Unplugged

Breaking the Force to Explore Surface Tension

  • STEM
  • Science (Physical)


Are you ready to break the force – the intermolecular force, that is?! With a few common household items, this episode of STEM Unplugged will explore the chemistry concept of surface tension with two exciting activities that can be done at home.


  • Milk
  • Dish soap
  • Food coloring
  • Cotton swab
  • Small container
  • Plate