Surface Tension

Have you ever seen a bug walking on water and wondered how that was possible?

What?

Certain insects such as stick bugs and some types of spiders have the ability to glide across the surface of water, essentially walking on water! But how do they do this?
Bugs are able to do this using the concept of surface tension!

How?

Water molecules on the surface of water act differently than other molecules. Water molecules are attracted to each other, but on the surface, this attraction creates a membrane.
This membrane is what allows bugs to walk on water!

Click here to check out an easy at home surface tension experiment!