Science Experiments Ideas
Place a funnel with not too wide a spout into the mouth of a bottle and seal it with plasticine so that it is airtight. If you pour some water into the funnel, it will not flow into the bottle.
The air enclosed in the bottle prevents the water entering. On the other hand, the water particles at the mouth of the funnel, compressed like a skin by surface tension, do not allow any air to escape. Close one end of a straw, push the other end through the funnel, lift your finger, and the water flows at once into the bottle. The air can now escape through the straw.