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Ask Dr. Universe: How do bugs walk on water?

PULLMAN, Wash. – The other day I was out ice skating when I started thinking about your question. Water strider bugs skitter across ponds almost as if they were skating on ice.

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I decided to visit my friend Dan Pope to find out how this works. He’s a graduate student at Washington State University who studies chemistry.

“Before talking about water, let’s talk about atoms,” he said.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/12/12/bugs_on_water/.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

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