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.

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