Thursday, August 16, 2012

Another Experience

Kya was really interested in doing another experience (experiment).  So last Friday, we got to it.


If you want to try this at home, you’ll need corn starch, water and a bowl.  That’s it.


little bit at a time..


corn starch, then water, repeat..until it’s the consistency of honey (I think?)



They couldn’t keep their hands out of it.  I didn’t see the big deal? Until I tried it. 


His face says it all. 

It’s a solid, you can form a ball with it in your hands, then it just melts (like above).  I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it myself, it was pretty cool and I am not a huge science fan.

You have to see this in video for the full effect, it’s a few seconds, short and sweet…

cornstarch quick sand–15 seconds

We tried it in a smaller bowl for the quick sand effect.  If you put your finger in the mixture fast, it’s a solid barrier and your finger bounces off.  But if you put your finger in slow, you get right through and actually feel a little resistance when you pull your finger out.  Weeeeeird and cool, the kids loved it and made a hot mess.


They recommend that you do not put this mix down the drain.  We let the messier parts dry up overnight and used a vacuum to clean it up in the morning. 

Good times. Good Times.



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