I think the water droplet will make a ripple in the surface.
I think it will make a wet splat on the surface of the sand. It will also make it easier to pack.
I think it will make a drop on the surface that will run down the side of it.
Some of the water will collect on the inside, and some will run down the outside.
I think the drops will fall down off the skin.
The drop made a ripple, and another drop bounced up!
Instead of making a splat, it made a small hole in the sand.
The water absorbed into the surface and ran down the inside of the rock.
Where the drop went depended on where it came from, so most of it just filled up the inside, but some drops that I put on the rim fell down the outside.
The drops kept their shape, but when a puddle of about 2 or so drops formed, the water dropped off of the skin.
I kind of forgot to expect the other drop. I've seen pictures of ripples, and another drop has bounced up.
I expected to have the sand behave more like a wave hit it than a raindrop. Not surprising that I was wrong.
I was surprised the water could run down the inside. I think that there could be better shell substitutes, but this is what I have.
I have seen pails in the rain before, but since rain comes from everywhere, more real raindrops end up on the outside of the pail than my test drops.
I know what happens to people when it rains, but it was fun to test anyways. It's a little harder to see this stuff happening in the rain since it is dark, so I got to see it better.
Suddenly, Fred felt the breeze and began to get cold. "Where is the warm, wet touch of my friends' skin?" he thought as he felt himself slowly turning upside down. He stuck out his feet and pushed them in circles until they became useless piles of water. Then everything turned black.
When Fred opened his eyes, he felt something cushiony and bouncy beneath his feet. Drops covered the thing all around. Suddenly, a grey puff of mist came out of nowhere and started coughing, "Sorry I cannot greet you in better—ACHOO!—condition. This is Cloud 9. ACHOO! Cloud 8 is to your left, and Cloud 10 is the other way. Enjoy your—ACHOO!—stay!"
Then, the so-called cloud started to tremble. The surface they stood on broke. Drops fell out of the cloud at hurtling speeds. Fred knew he was gonna die. "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" he screamed. The earth fast approached.
"Splash!" Fred opened his eyes. He was alive! He was so relieved to find he had landed in the river, swimming just like a couple short hours ago.