such fun!

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Registered: 11-05-2008
such fun!
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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 7:35pm
So i can't figure out how i made it through college as a science major and never discovered the joy of corn starch and water! seriously hours of fun out on the deck with a non newton fluid! oh ds enjoyed himself too. especially when i chased his daddy around the yard in his black t-shirt with white powder on my hands :)
Siggie
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 12:35pm
How fun! So you just mixed corn starch and water? I've never done that before. Does it make like a dough consistency or is it more like a slimy mixture? Sounds like something my kiddos would love!

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Registered: 11-05-2008
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 1:59pm
It makes what is called a non newtonian fluid. at rest it is a fluid (and slimy at that). when you apply a force to it like pinching or hitting it, it is like a solid. You can roll it around in your hands and make a ball but when you stop applying the force it kind of "melts" back into a liquid and oozes off your fingers.
Siggie
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 1:03pm
Very cool! My boys are home on spring break starting today- this sounds like a fun activity to do while there home. :)