Homeschool Science with Magic School Bus #15 Is it a Solid or a LIquid?

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The kit comes with 49 experiences. I love that most of the experiences take less than 5 minutes to do. I work from home so I am always looking for quick hands on learning tools.

Today we chose #15 is it Solid or Liquid ? The mixture feels like a solid at first. After the mixture gets squeezed it becomes a liquid .

Terminology :

  • Solid is something that does not flow or move (example chair)

  • Liquid something that flows (example water)

  • non-Newtonian fluids Mixtures that behave both like liquids and solids are called (example quicksand)

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 cup Cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • Bowl


  1. Pour 1 Cup of cornstarch into bowl

  2. Pour 1/2 of water into cornstarch

  3. Mix the cornstarch and water with your fingers

  4. Pick up the mixture and squeeze it

  5. Observe what happened

Hint: If the mixtures is to dry add more water if to wet add more cornstarch.



Oobleck and Non-Newtonian Fluids: Crash Course Kids #46.1

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