Science for Families: Activities to support the ‘Oobleck’ session
This resource is designed to accompany the Science for Families course delivered by NUSTEM or one of our partners. It’s a six-week parent and child course delivered in primary schools.
You’re welcome to use the resources for other purposes, but they might not make quite as much sense!
We promised you a video of someone walking on a swimming pool filled with oobleck. We’re guessing you didn’t believe us.
So here it is, enjoy…
Before you go…
You’ve watched the video and promptly filled your bath with cornflour. Well done – you are a true scientist (and perhaps in a bit of trouble!). Before you head off elsewhere on the internet, try this next fluid related experiment.
All you need are a few items from your kitchen…
A seven-layer density column
The people over at Steve Spangler Science will show you how to experiment with the density of different liquids to create a really cool, seven layer, density column. You’ll need:
- A tall clear glass (the taller the better)
- Corn syrup
- Washing up liquid
- Vegetable oil
- Rubbing alcohol*
- Lamp oil*
*Don’t worry if you don’t have these two, you can do it without!
Once you’re ready, click this link and follow the instructions or you can watch the video here – the link gives you a bit more detail.
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