Dynamic Fluids!

Dynamic Fluids!
Target Audience: High School, College
NCCCS Core Courses: CHM-130, CHM-151
Equipment Used: Thermometer, Vernier LabQuest Unit, Water Bath, Temperature


Viscosity is an important quality of fluids that industrial scientists and engineers are constantly trying to measure and manipulate. Through application of a simple falling sphere method, students will calculate the dynamic viscosity of an unknown fluid and then design their own inquiry to determine the effects of temperature on viscosity.