Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ooblek...

This is a fun kitchen counter exploration.  Kid Scientists can explore on their own, while mom's working on something else.

Ages:  All ages of Kid Scientists will enjoy this mixture

Materials:  Corn starch, water, plastic bowl

Procedure:
  • Mix equal parts water with corn starch in a plastic bowl
  • Use your fingers to explore the mixture
  • When does this seem like a liquid?
  • When does it seem like a solid?
Extensions:
- Big Kid scientists may be interested in exploring Non-Newtonian fluids as a way of describing Ooblek
- Little Kid scientists will have fun with this Dr. Seuss exploration of Ooblek

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