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March 11, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Farm Shop – Science Club in Pigg’s Playbarn

Science Club - Oobleck

Science Club – Oobleck

It’s so easy for residents not to bother visiting their own tourist attractions. So whenever I get the chance, I take the children on a tourist outing here in London.

Last week we went to the Science Museum & arrived just in time to see a demonstration, which included showing us the properties of oobleck – which by chance is what the children at Pigg’s Playbarn Science Club have been making this afternoon. Rebecca says it’s really addictive to play with! It is a liquid, but becomes a solid when pressure is put on it – so if you made enough of it you could actually walk on it ! In the Science Museum, they stretched it like a rubber band, but when they tried to hammer it down with a mallet, it just bounced around like a rubber ball & couldn’t be flatten. It is easy to try at home, being only made of water, corn starch & food colouring. It is called a non-Newtonian fluid. At home, we use a set of free experiment postcards from www.Physics.org, called ‘Do try this at home’.

This week, Thursday 12 March, they’re making bouncy balls – so bounce along & drop in 4-5pm.

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