Thursday, September 6, 2007

Play Clay!!

It was a rainy, thunderstormy, grey day yesterday (flash flood and tornado warnings, even!) So we all felt like just hanging out at home and making stuff. Here's Bannanarama, at the stove, working on making corn starch play clay. (I'd give you the recipe, but honestly, we kept adjusting it so much that it's nowhere NEAR what the original recipe was, I think our altitude affected the consistency)

About halfway through stirring it, Bannanarama started hitting it with the spoon and said, "Uh, mom? I think we made non-Newtonian fluid! Sure enough, she was right.
Wiki page on Non-Newtonian Fluid

This one's way fun -
a video of two guys running across a pool filled with Non-Newtonian liquid

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