Sunday, November 3, 2013

life goal accomplished: running across a pool of oobleck!

Yesterday, I crossed one off the bucket list.  As a middle school science teacher, I am a big fan of cornstarch (see my previous posts on making your own pool of cornstarch and putting oobleck on a speaker).  I love it mostly because cornstarch can be used to explore a number of topics in science, and it is adaptable to all ages, highly engaging, and easy to clean up!

Yesterday, at Discovery Days as part of the Bay Area Science Festival - I had my own chance to run across a pool of oobleck!

UPDATE:  In January 2014, Hong Leong Bank puts my accomplishment to shame with their 8,000 liters (over 2100 gallons) of non-newtonian fluid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! You can watch people running, jumping and even BIKING on it!

And, remember, this is an advertisement for A BANK?!

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