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Here we make an Oobleck (with the help of Dr. Seuss)





Title – Making An Oobleck
By – Alicia Webb
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – 1st

TEKS: Science 7A

    Observe, measure, and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, sound and movement

Learning Objective:

    After observing an “Oobleck”, the student will identify the changes that occurred during the process of making the “Oobleck.”

List of Materials Needed


Bartholomew and the Oobleck

      by Dr. Seuss

      2. bowls

      3. cornstarch

      4. water

      5. green food coloring

      6. rock

    7. glass (of water)

Pre-Activity Preparation

    The glass needs to be filled up with water.


    The students will move to the floor to listen to the story. Then they’ll move back to their desks for the experiment. The desks are arranged in tables and each table will be a group.


      Step 1: Show the students a rock and a glass of water. Ask them “How are these different?” Explain that the water is a liquid and the rock is a solid.
      Step 2: Read

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

      by Dr. Seuss. Have the kids predict from the cover what an Oobleck could be.
      Step 3: Write their predictions on the board.
      Step 4: Tell kids that they will be doing an experiment to see who is right. (KIDS MOVE TO DESKS)
      Step 5: Let kids mix 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water. Then add green food coloring.
      Step 6: Let them play with it.
    Step 7 (Closure): Ask “Is the Oobleck a liquid or a solid? What makes you think so?” Check the predictions to see if any were correct.

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