University of Florida Chemistry Outreach Program Oobleck Estimated Time: 25 mins. + 15 mins. clean-up Topics: Scientific Observation and States of Matter Introduction: The term “Oobleck” is derived from the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss. What is “Oobleck”? A solid, a liquid, or does it have gas qualities? If “Oobleck” is made up of three liquids, what do you expect the state of “Oobleck” to be? Objective: As students participate in this activity, they will develop important skills in scientific observation. Materials:-Borax solution [15 ml Borax dissolved in 250ml of warm water] (clear solution) -Elmer’s glue mixture [30 ml of glue mixed with 30ml of water] (white solution) -Zipper-lock bag -Styrofoam bowls -Green food coloring (green solution) -100ml Graduated Cylinder Safety:-Keep away from small children and pets -Do not eat or taste Procedure: 1. Mix the Borax and the water in one bowl, making sure that the Borax dissolves completely. 2.
This is the end of the preview. Sign up
access the rest of the document.