Why is water wet?

Sometimes children ask questions that are so strange and unexpected that adults just don’t know how to answer right away. But we will try to explain everything that our little friends may ask about.

For example, why is water wet and why do we feel it like that? In fact, the secret is in our skin and its sensitivity. Water particles adhere to our skin and clothes, and we feel them. Our brains receive signals about the water temperature, movement and pressure. After that, we realize that our hands or clothes have become wet because they have come into contact with water. Water molecules are connected to each other and can “cling” to arms, legs, clothes and objects, making them wet. Then they gradually disappear, and the surfaces become dry.

We are accustomed to immediately associating water with soaking wetness and dampness, but in fact it is a little more complex. But extremely interesting!