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Go With the Flow!

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sticky, gooey and elastic liquids have peculiar properties that are studied in a field called rheology, a type of physics. Fun-filled demos and hands-on activities aimed at middle school to early high school students highlight this event, and are intended to empower students from all backgrounds to pursue STEM fields. Come learn about a wide array of fascinating STEM topics while making a sticky, icky mess!

Activities

  • Oobleck 101
  • Slimy Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Magnetic Fluids – They’re Alive!
  • Incredible Swelling Gels
  • Magical Mystery Sand
  • Tubeless Siphon and Die Swell
  • Rod Climbing of “Anti-gravity” Liquids
  • The Great Viscosity Race
  • Super Slippery Elastic Liquid Goo
  • Is It Liquid or Is It Solid?  It’s Silly Putty!

Activity instructions & videos (UMass-Amherst NNFD Lab)


Hosted by the Society of Rheology

Society of Rheology logo

Details

Details

Date:
October 20
Times:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee:
Free

Venue

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Phone:
919.707.8080

Organizer

Katey Ahmann
919.707.9888