Spectacular Science DEBATE POST!!!: Newtonian Fluids vs. Non-Newtonian Fluids

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This blog post is another a debate showdown! We take topics and make them into a debate!! Today’s topic is… Newtonian Fluids vs. Non-Newtonian Fluids! Remember, please send us what side you agree with going to www.spectacularsci.com/debateform and fill out our form.

Newtonian Fluids

A Newtonian fluid is a fluid that has the same viscosity or thickness all along. When you turn it upside down, jump in it, or even squirt it, it will always behave the same way, like a liquid. Water is a perfect example of a Newtonian fluid!

Non-Newtonian Fluids

A Non-Newtonian fluid is a substance that behaves like a solid and a liquid! If force is applied to the fluid, it is turned into a solid and if force is taken off the fluid, it becomes a liquid. The makeup of Non-Newtonian fluid particles are very teeny tiny and small. This means that they are very vulnerable to electrical charges. When no force is applied to them, the grains use electric force to push apart from each other. When force is applied, the charges are too weak to push apart so they stay solid. This is how Non-Newtonian fluids work.

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