Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Oobleck Science Fun!
This is a fun experiment to try out when you are studying solids and liquids, as Oobleck has both the properties of a solid and a liquid. You can also teach a little bit about mixing colors by adding drops of different colors of food coloring to the water. Be sure to do this experiment in the kitchen or a room w/o carpet. If it gets in the carpet it can be hard to get out.
How to Make Oobleck
1 part water
1 1/2-2 parts corn starch
couple drop of food coloring (if desired)
Start with putting your water in a bowl and stir in food coloring if you desire it to have a color. I used 1 C of water. Then measure out 2 parts of corn starch, you may only need 1 1/2 parts, so I measured out 2 C of cornstarch. Slowly stir the corn starch in to the water.
You can always add more food coloring after you have mixed together if you do not have as dark of a color as you wanted.