College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

STEC@UKZN live experiment of the week – Water Glass Magic

Join us every week for a short fun science experiment.
This week: Defying the laws of gravity? Drinking water upside down? This must be magic… or science!

What you will need for this experiment:

  • A glass (normal drinking glass or jam glass)
  • A piece of flat plastic (it needs to cover the glass opening, e.g. cut out margarine lid)
  • Water
  • Rubber band
  • A piece of net (e.g. from onion package, or old silk stocking)
  • Water
  • A toothpick, optional
  • A large bowl (just in case the experiment goes wrong)

Please send an e-mail to if you want to join us for this fun activity.

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