Steve Spangler Science: Non-Newtonian Cornstarch Recipe

Mixing cornstarch and water produces an amazing, non-Newtonian goo that’s perfect for science play.

When you make this amazing ooey, gooey gloop, you’re guaranteed to hear squeals and “ooohs & ahhhs” coming from everyone playing with it! Using only cornstarch and water, this amazing mixture behaves like a solid one instant and a liquid the next. A little bit of pressure changes everything! By the end of the experience, you’ll have your hands on, in, and all over this wonderful solid-liquid (or is it a liquid-solid?) goo.


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

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