Revisiting the Science Fair
For our first assignment, we were to revisit science fair projects. Most of the projects I remember to be pretty lame, so I started scouring chemistry videos on MIT open course ware and youtube.
Some of my more interesting finds were mirroring glass with silver nitrate, making glow-stick chemicals and making sodium metal from lye and magnesium. The time constraints meant I wouldn't have time to order the chemicals online. I remembered the videos of non-newtonian fluids that I'd seen.
Pete Esveld and I found some cornstarch at the grocery store and mixed up a batch of the curious ...