12.8.11

The last meeting of the year! We announced Science Olympiad teams (members, please check your emails for important follow-up information) and voted on T-shirt designs (online order form will be sent soon). Furthermore, anyone interested in Physics Olympiad and/or Physics Bowl must sign up by December 24th.

Today’s activity was an interactive one. Marcus mixed corn starch and water to create a non-Newtonian fluid. Basically, the viscosity of a Newtonian fluid depends only on temperature, while the viscosity of a non-Newtonian fluid also depends on how much pressure you exert on it. So the harder you push on the mixture, the harder it feels.

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