Science Week Slime

As part of Science Week, our class made a type of slime called oobleck.

First, we looked at the ingredients (water, cornflour and food colouring) and predicted what we would have to do with them in order to make slime.

Next, we experimented with the ingredients until we were happy that we had produced a type of slime.

Lastly, we played around with the slime…changing it from solid to liquid with the pressure from our hands!

Did you know…?

Oobleck is known as a non-Newtonian fluid as it has properties of both liquids and solids. You can slowly dip your hand into it like a liquid, but if you squeeze the oobleck or punch it, it will feel solid.

If you want to make your own oobleck slime, click here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/22880407





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