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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fun Science Experiments for Kids

There's an experiment that demonstrates iso- and thixo-tropy properties of certain emulsions (fluid mixtures) -- say what?

Well, think glop; gooey, squeezy, yucky GLOP - and you've got it!

By mixing cornstarch and water together and then playing in it, you can learn all about
Isotropy -- the property of a fluid to become firm when agitated -- like at the beach when you walk in wet sand: walk slowly, and the sand starts to become more fluid (and you sink a little). Run quickly, and the sand remains firm.

It was some feat typing this, I'll have you know. There's glop everywhere...

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