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Learners mix liquid water with solid cornstarch. They investigate the slime produced, which has properties of both a solid and a liquid. When they press hard on the starch slime with their fingers, the slime acts like a solid. Starch in water is a suspension of solid particles in water. When learners leave the starch slime alone, it flows like a liquid. A great opportunity to discuss states of matter. This activity is currently used in the Nature of Matter Unit in OMSI's Chemistry Lab. Cost estimates are per 100 learners.

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    • Grade 1
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    Informal Education,dilatant fluid,Middle School,NSDL,liquid,Early Elementary,solid,Physics,Upper Elementary,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926115327272T,High School,matter,Solids,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Liquids,Elementary School,states of matter,Physical science,Chemistry,States of Matter,Pre-Kindergarten

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    English

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