What Kind of Liquid Lets You Run Across Its Surface?

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How can it possible to walk or ride a bike across the surface of a liquid? Kevin and his crew have created a goo that acts as both a liquid and solid.

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Using only cornstarch and water, this amazing mixture behaves like a solid and a liquid at the same time. By the end of the activity, you will have your hands on, in, and all over this wonderful solid-liquid-like mess.

A non-Newtonian fluid is a fluid with properties that are different in any way from those of Newtonian fluids.

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Most commonly, the viscosity the measure of a fluid’s ability to resist gradual deformation by shear or tensile stresses of non-Newtonian fluids is dependent on shear rate or shear rate history.

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