A few weeks ago, my daughter’s STEM teacher had the kids make ‘snow’ at home with some easy kitchen ingredients. We experimented more and ended up making our own Oobleck!
❓What is an Oobleck❓
An Oobleck is a substance that can mimic the properties of a solid and a liquid simultaneously. These are also known as ‘non-Newtonian’ fluids. Other examples of non-Newtonian fluids are ketchup, silly putty, or kinetic sand!
❗How to make it: ❗
To make the fake snow ❄️, add equal parts baking soda and cornstarch. Then add water 💦 a little bit at a time and mix it with your fingers 🖐️ until it forms together to make snowballs ☃️.
If you want to turn it into a cool Oobleck, just keep adding some water 💦 to it until you get the right consistency. (You can skip the baking soda all together and just use cornstarch and water.)
❗ Do not throw your Oobleck down the sink. It can clog the pipes. You can either throw it away or leave it to dry out then throw it away. ❗
The word Oobleck actually came from a Dr. Suess book 📚, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”. In the story a mysterious gooey green substance falls from the sky called an Oobleck.