Saturday, January 15, 2011

Would you like to walk on water

Non-Newtonian Fluids are materials which act both like liquids and solids. You can easily put them around like water, but if you give them a sudden impact they'll act like a solid.

This video shows a small pool filled with the stuff with people walking on it:

I found the link to this video at Our Life in Words: Non-Newtonian Fluids, which has details on how to make a smaller batch of the stuff.


Rhonda (Pukeko) said...

This is such a cool homeschool project. So much better than the classic book learning I did back in school. (I found you on twitter)

Henry Cate said...

I agree it would be a great homeschool project.

I'd love to do the amount they did. I wonder how much the supplies cost to fill the small pool?