To illustrate how a siphon works.
Two beakers with plastic hose.
If you think you know how a siphon works, use this in conjunction with the chain model (F4-32) and◙discuss the question: Will a mercury siphon work on the moon, in the absence of an atmosphere?
Fill both beakers and the connecting tube with water. Raising either beaker causes water to flow from the upper to the lower beaker.◙
Little Thinker, Mental Gymnastics (Siphon Pump), TPT 2, 139-140, (1964). ◙Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., A Potpourri of Siphons, TPT 15, 425-426, (1977). ◙E. C. Watson, Reproductions of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings of Interest in the History of Physics, AJP 22, 390-393,(1954). A. Potter and F. H. Barnes, The Siphon, Physics Education, 362-367, (Sept. 1971). ◙Henry S. Badeer and James W. Hicks, Role of Viscous Resistance in Siphon Flow, TPT 28, 558-559 (1990). Raymond E. Benenson, The Hyphenated Siphon, TPT 29, 188 (1991).