Can you walk on Water?
Yes you can, just you need some Oobleck 🙂 ” What bleck? ” Let’s see
Oobleck is a classic science experiment that’s perfect for entertaining both kids and adults. If you haven’t seen it in action it’s very fascinating stuff and before too long you’ll have your hands covered with it, happily making a mess that can be washed away with water.
Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it!
Video : Running, jumping and biking on 8,000 litres of non-newtonian fluid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
Make Oobleck now at your home 🙂
All you need is corn starch and food coloring and the food coloring is optional.
– 1 cup water
– 1.5-2 cups corn starch
– a few drops of food coloring of your choice
Start with the water in a bowl and start adding the corn starch to it. You can use a spoon at first, but pretty quickly you’ll be moving on to using your hand to stir it up.
When you’re getting close to adding 1.5 cups of the corn starch, start adding it in more slowly and mixing it in with your hand. The goal is to get a consistency where the Oobleck reaches a state that is the liquid and yet solid.
Sometimes you will need more cornstarch. If so, keep adding more than the initial 1.5 cups. If you add too much, just add some water back into it. You will have to play with it to see what feels appropriately weird.
Courtesy : www.instructables.com, Youtube, Wiki