Be Smart

The Cheerios Effect

Season 5 Episode 3 | 5m 8s  | Video has closed captioning.

Ever notice how cereal clumps up in your bowl, or how cereal sticks to the edges of the bowl? Bubbles in beverages do the same thing.You've probably seen this surface tension and buoyancy at work, but did you know there's some mind-blowing science behind it? What we learn in our cereal bowl even connects to the lives of tiny insects that walk on water.

Aired: 11/06/17

Rating: NR


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