SEED Science



Introduction to Viscosity

Have you wondered why shampoo flows more slowly when it is cold? The Viscosity SEEDKIT is a hands-on activity designed to help students learn about viscosity—how liquids flow and the temperature changes that can affect that flow. This kit can be used to conduct a classroom workshop or as part of a larger teacher training workshop. You can also lead a science project with your own children at home.


The SEEDKIT (09-SK-102) includes the following materials: three plastic bottles, three marbles, one stopwatch, one ruler and one aluminum basin. You will need to obtain some items on your own, including shampoo, oil, and water. Instructions to use this SEEDKIT can be found on this page. If you are going to an area without Internet connection you can purchase the Viscosity SEEDKIT DVD (09-SK-102-DVD), which includes all lesson plans and videos.

Files for workshop

Other resources

Get the Viscosity SEEDKIT 

Version: 2.0

Order kit materials (09-SK-102) and lesson plans and videos (09-SK-102-DVD) via:
SWPS, Schlumberger only

DVD includes instructions and videos in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

For more information, to talk to an expert, or to arrange a SEEDKIT Webinar, contact SEED.