Monday, 14 March 2016

Science Club Investigations

Science club have been investigating about liquids which act differently depending on how much force you apply to them.  We learnt that these are called non-Newtonian fluids and they have some very unusual properties.  Clearly, we wanted to investigate further so mixed cornflour with water.

When water is added, the cornflour particles are suspended in the water, so it flows like a liquid. When you apply a force, the particles lock together, acting like a solid. As soon as the force stops, the slime goes back to being runny. We then began to write up our findings.

Please can Science Club members remember to bring Art aprons/ shirts next week.