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Lab: Mystery of the Oobleck

Lab: Mystery of the Oobleck

Author: Jason Fritz

Viscosity is a fluid’s resistance to flow . Water flows easily; it has low viscosity . Syrup and molasses resist flowing; they have high viscosity . Most fluids follow Newton’s Law of Viscosity, which says that the harder or faster a fluid is pushed, the faster it flows—but some do not . They are known as non-Newtonian fluids . Investigate a non-Newtonian fluid—a mixture of cornstarch and water, often called oobleck— that exhibits some strange properties. Materials like oobleck that respond to forces in unique ways are called smart materials

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Let's Make Oobleck!

Jessi's in the lab, mixing up something kind of strange: Oobleck! Come find out all about this goo that can be a solid and a liquid at the same time, and then learn how to make some for yourself!
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Fast Forward the video to the 24:40 second mark to investigate Oobleck

Source: NOVA

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Source: Mach by Hong Leong Bank

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Source: SciShow

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Source: Mythbusters

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