I made some Oobleck for the girls and they had a great time exploring and trying to figure this substance out! Is it a liquid? Is is a solid?
I started by asking the girls a few questions:
What does it smell like? Bananas. Okay…it doesn’t actually smell like anything, but their response was cute.
What do you think it feels like? Mashed bananas. I think their responses are coming from the fact that we made banana bread the other day:)
What do you think will happen when you touch it? I don’t know.
This is a great way for kids to start thinking about Science and the Scientific Method.
Oobleck is a simple recipe made of:
* 1 part water to 1.5-2 parts cornstarch.
It acts like a liquid and it acts like a solid. When you slowly pour it, it flows like a liquid. When you squeeze it or punch the Oobleck, it will feel like a solid. It crumbles in your hands when you rub them together and is actually a fluid called a dilatant.
What I really like about Oobleck is that it is easy to clean up!
Keep it super fun AND educational this summer!
**Warning: This is not good for your drains! Don’t put it down the drain!