Ethan’s Experiments: Cornstarch and Water Goo!



Sticky, slimey, gooey! Try this at home with 2 parts cornstarch and 1 part water. Your kids will love this experiment.

Here’s the science part:

Our cornstarch goo (sometimes referred to as “oobleck” from the Dr. Suess book) is what scientists call a “Non-Newtonian” liquid. Basically, Sir Issac Newton stated individual liquids flow at consistent, predictable rates. As you likely discovered, cornstarch goo does NOT follow those rules – it can act almost like a solid, and them flow like a liquid. Technically speaking, the goo is a SUSPENSION, meaning that the grains of starch are not dissolved, they are just suspended and spread out in the water. If you let the goo sit for an while, the cornstarch would settle to the bottom of the bowl.


Post time: Jun-26-2017
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