Oobleck Odyssey: Liquid to Solid Fun!
A substance that is both a solid and a liquid but not at the same time!
Inspired by the beloved Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew And The Oobleck, kids will make a simple yet mysterious substance that will morph from a liquid to a solid & back again! This activity brings elements of science & English language arts together. We’ll make the story come to life as we make what we read… but hopefully it won’t start falling from the sky!
1 Your Guide
They call me "Katie Educatie." Two of my favourite ways to spend my time are learning with kids and baking up sweet treats in the kitchen. If I were a dessert I would be a funfetti cupcake with ribbons of pink buttercream reaching for the sky! I have been an elementary school educator for a few years now and an avid baker all my life. Baking is an interesting hobby because you can view your creation as a work of art, a math equation and a science experiment that is (hopefully!) good enough to eat! If I were not a teacher, I would definitely have my own retro-themed bakery. I also love making music! I play piano, a little ukulele and am hoping to take up the kalimba one of these days. I enjoy creative writing and crafting with paint, thread, or string. My teaching background is in both Mathematics and English. I believe you can achieve anything you think you can. Some people say the sky is the limit. I say, if you give it your all, the limit does not exist.
2 Materials Needed
Cornstarch, water, food colouring, measuring cups, bowl, spoon, & cookie sheet
3 Learning Focus
- Creative thinking
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