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To Whom It May Concern: I am a tutor for a middle school student. We are working on a science fair project. We are determining if diameter of a straw has an impact on the height to which the water will rise in the straw upon sucking. The young man thought the smaller the diameter, the higher the water would rise, but just the opposite happened. I am having a hard time finding information to explain this phonomenon. I thought it would have something to do with Pascal's Law. Is there someone who could give me an explanation or point me in the direction of a book that would help this student to understand why his outcome occurred? Thank you so much for your time and assistance. Donna Pezda
Re: Why does water rise higher in a straw with a wider diameter?
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