Corn starch and water

Explore the fascinating properties of corn starch and water with these fun and easy experiments. Learn how to create oobleck, make a non-Newtonian fluid, and more. Try these experiments at home and discover the wonders of science!
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This stuff is know as “oobleck,” named after a sticky green goo in Dr. Seuss’ Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Scientists, on the other hand, refer to cornstarch and water as a “non-Newtonian fluid” — a material that appears thicker or thinner depending on how it is physically manipulated.

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Anthea | Early Learning Play on Instagram: "•OOBLECK CONSTRUCTION SITE•

Oobleck is a suspension of cornstarch and water that can behave like a solid or a liquid depending on how much pressure you apply. Try to grab some in your hand, and it will form a solid ball in your palm until you release the pressure. Then, it will flow out between your fingers. Materials that behave this way are classified as non-Newtonian fluid because their flow properties are not described by a constant viscosity. 

How to make oobleck:
The basic ratio for a great consistency is 2 parts (2cups) cornstarch to 1 (1 cup) part water.
 
If you find it’s too watery add a bit more cornstarch. If it’s a bit too stiff add a little bit of water.

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Anthea | Early Learning Play on Instagram: "•OOBLECK CONSTRUCTION SITE• Oobleck is a suspension of cornstarch and water that can behave like a solid or a liquid depending on how much pressure you apply. Try to grab some in your hand, and it will form a solid ball in your palm until you release the pressure. Then, it will flow out between your fingers. Materials that behave this way are classified as non-Newtonian fluid because their flow properties are not described by a constant viscosity…

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Kayleen on Instagram: "How do you make OOBLECK? All you need is cornstarch and water most recipes call for one cup cornstarch to 2/3 cup water. Personally I like to add more cornstarch so I do about 1.5 cups or cornstarch to 2/3 cup of water. I find this makes it less is a sticky mess and you can form the sold better. OOBLECK is one of our favorite sensory bases. * * * * * #sensorybin #diymama #oobleckfun #sensoryplayideas #sensoryplaytime #sensoryplaytolearn #oobleck #screenfree #oobleckslime Crafts, Ideas, Instagram, Sensory Play, Sensory Bins, How To Make Oblek With Cornstarch, Corn Starch, How To Make Oobleck, Sensory

Kayleen on Instagram: "How do you make OOBLECK? All you need is cornstarch and water most recipes call for one cup cornstarch to 2/3 cup water. Personally I like to add more cornstarch so I do about 1.5 cups or cornstarch to 2/3 cup of water. I find this makes it less is a sticky mess and you can form the sold better. OOBLECK is one of our favorite sensory bases. * * * * * #sensorybin #diymama #oobleckfun #sensoryplayideas #sensoryplaytime #sensoryplaytolearn #oobleck #screenfree…

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