Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Math Lessons for Dr. Seuss' b-day on March 2nd

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My favorite Dr. Seuss activity is making OobLeck!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - March 2 from Happy Birthday Author
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  1. Mix 1 part water with 1.5 to 2 parts cornstarch. 
  2. You may wish to start with one cup of water and one and a half cups of cornstarch, then work in more cornstarch if you want a more 'solid' oobleck.
  3.  It will take about 10 minutes of mixing to get nice homogeneous oobleck.
  4. Mix in a few drops of food coloring if you want colored oobleck.

What You Need:

  • water
  • corn starch
  • food coloring (optional)
Did You Know?

  1. Oobleck is a type of non-Newtonian fluid called a dilatant.

  1. If you slowly lower your hand into oobleck, it will sink, but it is difficult to quickly remove your hand (without taking all the oobleck and its container with you).
  2. If you squeeze or punch the oobleck, the starch particles will not move out of the way quickly, so the oobleck will feel solid.
  3. Oobleck can be molded in a container, but when the mold is removed, the oobleck will lose its shape.

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