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    explaining why water jets out

    How do you explain to a child why water jets out of a faucet when you try to cover it but leave a small opening?

    Water jets out because the faucet is turned up high, so a lot of water is supposed to come out. But you only leave a small opening, so pressure increases because a lot of water is trying to get out but can't. So it jets out.

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    Re: explaining why water jets out

    It doesn't "jet" out. It "spurts" out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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