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Alien Goo

How to make some alien goo !!
Equipment: cornflour, water, small bowl (you must use cornflour and not ordinary flour for this)

This is basically a cornflour and water mixture for the kids to play with - it behaves very strangely as it is a non-Newtonian fluid (behaves like a solid and a liquid)

Make goo

Mix 3 - 4 tablespoons of cornflour with 2 - 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. You could make 1 large batch of mixture or make a few small batches in separate bowls so the kids can have 1 each

Mix

Let the kids mix the goo

Test it

Let the kids test the goo by dropping it from the spoon - it will drip like a liquid but also turn hard like a solid

Play

Try making small balls or hitting the goo with a spoon or hands or letting a small toy or piece of lego sink in it like quicksand!

Clean up

Make sure you put the cornflour and water mixture in the bin not down the sink to avoid clogging up pipes