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January 14, 2015

Media Object: TI Oobleck Trek

You can't walk on liquid water, but you CAN walk on oobleck, a mixture of cornstarch and water—or can you? Ooblek is a non-Newtonian fluid, so it gets thicker and more solid when it's compressed or agitated. To test ooblek as a walking surface, Exploratorium Teacher Institute staff built a pool of it and invited people to walk and dance on the ooze. How did they do it and how did it go? Find out here.