How a Fortune Teller Fish Works
A Fortune Teller Fish is a fun, interactive way to introduce students to the science of fortune telling. Students will design an experiment, collect data, and write a conclusion about their findings. The activity is very simple, but engaging and informative. It is also a great take-home project. Students can also use the Fortune Teller Fish as a laboratory to test their theories about how these fish work.
The basic structure of the Fortune Teller Fish is that it has a polymer structure that absorbs water. As a result, it responds by curling, flipping, and moving. This is due to the expansion of the lower side of the fish. You can see this by placing the fish on a piece of paper. If the fish is completely submerged in water, it will not respond.
Another fun way to use the Fortune Teller Fish is to place it in a student’s hand. It may curl up or flip over, and the students can hypothesize how it might work. The fish is safe to handle and is considered nonhazardous, but students should still practice standard safety precautions in a lab or classroom.
If you want to expand the lessons learned by the Fortune Teller Fish, you can try using the lesson on different parts of the body. You can even use it on nonhuman objects. A fish that moves its head and tail is a good sign that the person is in love with you. If it is motionless, then the person is indifferent.
A fortune teller fish is an old trick that has survived for centuries. It is a cellophane-like object that absorbs water molecules from your palm. If you rub it in your palm, the fish will curl up, lie still, or flip over. It is made of a polymer, sodium polyacrylate, which grabs water molecules and changes them to make the shape. It has been used by magicians since the early 1800s. The author Herman Weber wrote about it in his 1936 book, “Money From Magic.”