Thursday, August 16, 2012

Another Experience

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

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

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little bit at a time..

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

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

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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.

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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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