Oil Viscosity Races

Lesson Overview

Viscosity is an important characteristic of petroleum products that determines their uses.


  • Students will measure the relative viscosity of different petroleum products and plant-based oils.
  • Students will understand the concept of viscosity and how it affects the usefulness of petroleum products.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Chemistry, Physical Science
Concept: Patterns
Type: Classroom, Experiment
File type: lesson plan
Standard: MS-PS-1-3, MS-PS1-4
Duration: 45-60 Minutes

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