Thursday, 5 March 2015

Oobleck. . . A Solid or a Liquid?

Today in Science we made Oobleck!  It was SO much fun!  We loved it.  We started out with cornstarch in a bowl.  Then we added some water and the FUN began.  We squished, squeezed pushed  and played with it. 

Sometimes it acted like a liquid and you could pour it or have it run through your fingers.

Sometimes it acted like a solid and you could roll it into a ball!

We could make it into a ball but if we let it sit in our hands it started to "melt!"  It was so incredible to play with it and see all its properties.

After we played for a long time it was finally time to clean up and talk about our findings. We decided that oobleck acted like both a solid and a liquid. 

After we had recorded our findings we read Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Suess.

Have you ever made oobleck?  If not, you should try it.  You'll love it!

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