Cornstarch & Water Mixture

Grade V

What did they do and learn?

Students made a mixture of cornstarch and water. They held this mixture in their hands and did different actions to explore whether it is a liquid or a solid, as it had some properties of liquids and some properties of solids.

They learned and experienced that the mixture was neither liquid nor solid. It was in between liquids and solids as it could not be compressed but it changed the shape which is the property of liquids. Students enjoyed the activity and they were amazed to see their findings.