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Experiment: The thixotropic nature of Mānuka honey

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

9-10

Lower Secondary

Science

Technology

Living World

Technological Knowledge

Overview

Mānuka honey is thixotropic. This means that it is solid when undisturbed, but becomes fluid when stirred or agitated. In this experiment, you can investigate Mānuka honey’s thixotropic nature.

Purpose

To observe how long it takes for Mānuka honey to become solid again after being stirred.

Keywords

Honey, thixotropic, viscosity.

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