Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 28 - Think and Explain: 71

Answer

The end of the water strider's leg presses down upon and curves the surface of the water.

Work Step by Step

The leg doesn't break through because of surface tension. The large dimple in the water acts as a lens, casting a large shadow.
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