You curious kids will absolutely love this fun and messy at-home science experiment that is easy and entertaining!
WHAT'S THE HISTORY?
- Put the corn starch in a small bowl.
- Slowly add the dish soap to the corn starch.
- Mix together using a spoon.
- If it's too wet, add more corn starch. TIP: If it's too dry, add more dish soap.
- When it gets too hard to stir, use your hands to kneed the rest together.
Make your own science experiment and explore what happens to silly putty under different conditions. Examples:
- What happens when you put silly putty in water?
- What happens if you put silly putty in the fridge?
- What happens if you leave silly putty out in the sun?
- Can your silly putty bounce?
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Dish soap is something called a surfactant. Its molecules are like a magnet positively charged on one end and negatively charged on the other. This means that dish soap can connect to the cornstarch and bind it together, making silly putty.
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