Thursday, December 18, 2008
As part of our science lesson on States of Matter, Dudeboy got to make and play with some “Mystery Substance,” or Non-Newtonian Fluid, or Oobleck. Great stuff. To make the gloop, combine 2 cups of cornstarch with 1 cup of water in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Then play with it. We had seen this stuff in action before on MythBusters. As they state on their website, “this mixture of cornstarch and water acts like a liquid. But hit the surface just so and the cornstarch particles bunch together, creating a temporary solid.” Of course we made it on a much smaller scale.