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GOOP

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1 hr.

Materials:

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  • Plastic cup w/ 1.5 cups cornstarch
  • Plastic cup w/ 1 cup of water (not yet filled)
  • Styrofoam plate and plastic spoon
  • Several paper towels
  • 2x Recycling bin (or otherwise) to hold water, in lieu of sink

Vocabulary to know about for this activity:

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Viscosity - how much a fluid resists flowing (high  = thick, low = thin)

Newtonian Fluid - viscosity stays the same (flow is directly proportional to pressure)

Non-Newtonian Fluid

Background/Things to know about for this activity:

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The teacher should be familiar with all the vocabulary terms as well as know the basic differences between the states of matter

  • Solid: fixed volume and shape (low energy)
  • Liquid: fixed volue, variable shape (high energy)
  • Gas: variable volume and shape (very high energy) 

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