Oobleck: A Classic Science Experiment

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What is Oobleck? Oobleck is a classic science experiment for entertaining both kids and adults. Oobleck gets its name from the Dr. Seuss children’s book Bartholomew and the Oobleck where a gooey green substance, Oobleck, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. This science project can be done with not only children, but even adults. Oobleck is a messy project, be sure to have wipes after playing with it. Oobleck is a suspension of cornstarch and water that can behave like a solid or a liquid depending on how much pressure you apply. There are a select few materials in order to create this project. The first set of materials you will need is newspapers or a table cloth. Oobleck is extremely messy and needs to be created on a table…show more content…
I would recommend using food coloring because it makes the oobleck look more interesting and more fun to play with. I would also not recommend the food coloring if it is being made with toddlers. Toddlers are already messy, but with food coloring it will be an even bigger mess. All of the materials needed for this project are corn starch, water, food coloring, a pie tin, measuring cup, small cup, and a spoon. The food coloring and the spoon are optional. The spoon is optional in case the oobleck needs to be mixed with…show more content…
It acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it! There is science behind this project that not many people are aware about. Applying pressure to the mixture increases its thickness. A small tap on the surface of Oobleck will make it feel hard, because it forces the cornstarch particles together. Slowly dip your hands into the mix, and see what happens, your fingers slide in as easily as through

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