Drop Formation Feature Summary
- Physics in Your World
- This photo shows the formation of a long neck, which is produced by surface tension. Notice how the drop makes a small inverted image of its shadow.
For a related and well-illustrated site on drops and surface tension, see Drop Formation. Also, you might enjoy this movie of water dripping slowly from a tap.
To make a water drop magnifier, visit Kitchen Science Experiments: Drop Magnifier.
This feature was updated on July 5, 2013.
- photo credit: Andrew Davidhazy, Rochester Institute of Technology
- December 1, 2006 - December 16, 2006