Steve Spangler Science: Cornstarch Science - Quicksand Goo

Mix up a batch of gooey material that behaves just like real quicksand.

Anyone who has ever watched a classic Western knows about the dangers of quicksand. You know, that gooey stuff that grabs a hold of its victim and swallows him alive? So, what is quicksand and how does it really work? In this experiment, you’ll use ordinary cornstarch to model the behavior of real quicksand.

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Chemistry, Food Science, Non-Newtonian Fluids
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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