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Science Project: Making Quicksand

Have you ever seen a movie where the hero is dashing through the jungle when they step in a bog of quicksand which sucks them down to their untimely death, or what seems their untimely death until they're saved at the last minute? Well, quicksand doesn't actually work like that. Sorry to bust your movie going experience, but quicksand is rarely deeper than a few feet and if you hold yourself still you will float to its surface and be free. Try this experiment to see exactly how quicksand works! Back to Article

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Glitter613
Glitter613 wrote:
2014-02-03 21:37:17 -0800

I've done this in science before. My science teacher called it Oobleck.We mixed cornstarch, water, and food coloring. It felt so weird! It felt like gooey powder and when it dries up on your hands, they feel so stiff! I peeled the stuff off and it was like paint flaking off of a wall.

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momasboy13
momasboy13 wrote:
2014-01-12 12:03:01 -0800

I thought it was sand, dirt, mud, and water.

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JennyD
JennyD wrote:
2013-08-13 13:37:24 -0700

yay I dint know u could make this

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lexi1231fresh
lexi1231fresh wrote:
2013-02-05 14:15:14 -0800

THAT IS A REALLY COOL IDEA

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jc13
jc13 wrote:
2012-12-21 09:08:20 -0800

Um, Is it possible to use something other than cornstarch

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iwasneverhere
iwasneverhere wrote:
2012-11-14 18:52:34 -0800

How long can it last? (Does it start to smell or rot after a while?)

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niymah
niymah wrote:
2012-10-28 01:25:20 -0700

cooooooooooooooool

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niymah
niymah wrote:
2012-10-28 01:24:50 -0700

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niymah
niymah wrote:
2012-10-28 01:23:56 -0700

this is weird why is everyone likin it i think its hard i know t is because im in year 7 and no matter wt everyone else must bve in year 8,9,10,11,121,131,141 Angry

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catsr#1
catsr#1 wrote:
2012-08-19 07:40:27 -0700

any time a thing like this happens everyone freaks out, but i would stay calm

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Emosky490
Emosky490 wrote:
2012-08-18 23:25:12 -0700

Quicksand+Brother=Happy smile xDDD

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ragestache ._.
ragestache ._. wrote:
2012-08-14 01:40:13 -0700

Get stuck in quicksand.........
not wort it, so i would go with ...Hulk scared of qucksand.

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lo12to12
lo12to12 wrote:
2012-08-06 07:00:01 -0700

Lets See.... if i get stuck in quicksand then That will be lots of adventure but...... if i do get in stuck in quick sand it will pull me in and the i wont get any more cheeseburgers!!!!!!!!!! i choose get stuck in quick sand

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Victoria997
Victoria997 wrote:
2012-08-06 06:53:18 -0700

Lol i like quick sand but i dont wanna be in tht stuck forever! lol i wonder how tht will be like Frustrated

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Alice.Kat
Alice.Kat wrote:
2012-08-03 07:11:44 -0700

Wooooooooo

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alexssandra
alexssandra wrote:
2012-07-25 09:10:40 -0700

im gonna see if it works

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Lifted
Lifted wrote:
2012-07-10 14:40:47 -0700

Survival guides say to have a stick.

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Emo_Girl78
Emo_Girl78 wrote:
2012-07-09 12:56:05 -0700

I was never afraid of quiksand because I knew how it worked XDD

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MockingJay4ever
MockingJay4ever wrote:
2012-07-03 21:51:43 -0700

Gonna try this. Sounds funny smile

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animalover1
animalover1 wrote:
2012-06-28 13:42:08 -0700

haha i need cornstarch

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