Dry Paper Magic Science Experiment
In this fun and easy magic science experiment for kids, we’re going to see if we can put paper in water and keep it dry.
- Piece of newspaper
- Sink or large bowl full of water
- Crumple a sheet of newspaper up in a ball.
- Push the ball of newspaper into the bottom of the glass tightly so it does not fall out when turned upside down.
- Turn the glass upside down.
- Hold the glass by the bottom and push it down into the water so that the glass is fully submerged.
- Remove the glass after several seconds and check to see if the newspaper is wet.
How it Works:
The air pressure around the cup is the same as the air pressure in the cup. When the cup is pushed into the water, the air molecules and the air pressure within it remain and acts as an air cushion. The trapped air acts as a cushion and blocks the water from entering and getting the paper wet.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different sized cups. Try using a straw or tubing to blow air into an upside down cup that is under water and full of water.