Maddy and Allie show me Non-Newtonian fluids
Maddy and Allie are both 13 and today we learned about Non-Newtonian fluids.
By mixing corn flour and water together we made a fluid that didn't behave like you would expect it to.
Non-Newtonian fluids change the way they flow depending on the speed of the force you apply. If you apply a fast force (the girls punched the fluid) then it gets thicker and seems to be solid when you punch it. If you apply a slow force for example letting your hand sink into it or allowing it to flow from your fingers back into the plate, it runs just like a normal liquid.
This is very different to a Newtonian fluid such as water that would just fluid like if you punched it or poured it.