Characteristics The Characteristics of the Oobleck is a liquid goop witch hardens instantly with pressure. Cornstarch (powder) and water make a nonNewtonian liquid, meaning it is a solid and a liquid. It has both properties of being a solid and a liquid. Poke Test (quick) When we quickly poked the Oobleck it rebounded out finger and stopped us from penetrating it, this happened because with more pressure/speed it increases in viscosity. Poke Test (slow) When we poke our finger went straight in, with little/no resistance. This was because when we applied little amount of pressure viscosity was lower. Non-Newtonian fluid Some Non-Newtonian fluids, just like Oobleck are Jell-O, whipped cream, blood, fog and styling gel. Reaction When we created Oobleck it was a physical combination, because WE put the two elements together. Cornstarch? Cornstarch is starch prepared from the grain of corn.