The Recipe For Oobleck: A Non-Newtonian Fluid


a cup of Cornstarch (try looking in your kitchen for this)

half cup of water

a big mixing bowl

a large spoon or your hands


  1. Take the cup of Cornstarch and pour it into the mixing bowl.
  2. Pour the half cup of water into the mixing bowl WITH the Cornstarch inside of it.
  3. Mix this mixture around with the spoon or your hands
  4. Wait for it to feel creamy. Then, you have your Oobleck!!

Try It!

OPTIONAL: Take a rock or another heavy thing and throw it against the Oobleck. What happened? Take notes about it. Send us what you’ve observed at the email address found at spectacularsci/