Steve Spangler Science: Electric Cornstarch

Static electricity and non-Newtonian fluids combine for an amazing hands-on science project

You can do some pretty amazing things with non-Newtonian fluids, and the same can be said of static electricity. When you combine the two, you wind up with a hands-on science experiment that you have to see to believe. Cornstarch seems to magically jump towards a statically charged balloon, but do you know the science?

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Chemistry, Electricity, Food Science, Non-Newtonian Fluids
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