Go with the Flow: Investigating Bouncy Fluids and Other Strange Materials

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This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). There are a wide variety of materials that have unusual and interesting flow properties, and which find applications in industry and consumer goods. The booklet introduces a selection of these, and provides suggestions for how they can be used in school science practical work. The activities offer a fresh approach to learning about a number of scientific concepts in the physical sciences. The materials are mostly polymers, such as slime, liquid and solid polymorph, silicone gum and putty, plus the magnetic liquid, Ferrofluid.

The booklet is accompanied by a CD-ROM which is also available on the resource collection:
* Go with the Flow CD-ROM

The ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ publications are supported by low-cost practical resources available from Mindsets:
* SEP publications and resources from Mindsets
* Practical resources for Go with the Flow

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