As a part of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday, we read Bartholemew and the Oobleck.
In science, we are studying solids and liquids. We made oobleck
in science. Is oobleck a solid or a liquid? It was up to the first
graders to find out! When you punch it hard, it feels like a solid,
but if you poke it slow it feels like a liquid. It pours, but
you can also squeeze it. Oobleck has properties of both a solid
AND a liquid! We can make oobleck act like both a solid and a liquid. A
liquid like this is called a non-Newtonian fluid because it
does not follow the rules that Newton discovered most liquids
follow. Pretty cool, huh?
Here's the recipe for oobleck -- make some at home!
2 cups cornstarch
1 cup water
A few drops of food coloring
That should get you to a good starting place, then add more water or cornstarch until you reach the right consistency. Check out the awesome pictures below of our ooey-gooey fun experiment!