on our weekly library visit
signGirl picked up How to Make Slime by Lori Shores…
so, of course, we had to do it.
it was pretty simple:
just water, cornstarch, food coloring, a bowl and a lot of stirring
made some stupefying slime.
it was almost solid when you squeezed it,
but as soon as you let it go
is oozed away from you like a liquid.
the science behind it:
even though it may look like it,
the cornstarch doesn’t dissolve in the water,
but it is rather suspended and spread out in it.
most liquids flow at consistent, predictable rates.
cornstarch slime, however, doesn’t follow the rules of liquids
as stated by Sir Isaac Newton.
oh, the beauty of non-Newtonian fluids!