ERIC Number: EJ522048
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Scaling Laws and the Water Strider.
CSTA Journal, p9-15 Win 1996
Presents activities designed to build an understanding of why the physical characteristics of small animals such as the water strider, water spider, and the basilisk make it possible for the animals to use the surface tension of water to their advantage. Discusses the concept of geometrical scaling. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Journal availability: California Science Teachers Assn. Exec. Offices, PO Box 191618, Sacramento, CA 95819-7618.