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Oobleck is a classic science experiment that's perfect for entertaining both kids and adults. If you haven't seen it in action it's very fascinating stuff and before too long you'll have your hands covered with it, happily making a mess that can be washed away with water.

Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it!

Oobleck gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck where a gooey green substance, Oobleck, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. Here the Oobleck will be made in a bowl and will likely make a mess, but only because you can get carried away playing with it.

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Step 1: Materials

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All you need is corn starch and food coloring and the food coloring is optional.

- 1 cup water
- 1.5-2 cups corn starch
- a few drops of food coloring of your choice

Step 2: Mix it up!

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Start with the water in a bowl and start adding the corn starch to it. You can use a spoon at first, but pretty quickly you'll be moving on to using your hand to stir it up.

When you're getting close to adding 1.5 cups of the corn starch, start adding it in more slowly and mixing it in with your hand. The goal is to get a consistency where the Oobleck reaches a state that is the liquid and yet solid.

Sometimes you will need more cornstarch. If so, keep adding more than the initial 1.5 cups. If you add too much, just add some water back into it. You will have to play with it to see what feels appropriately weird.
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elliotnash22 days ago

Wow, a little messy.

KellyKandy2 months ago

The old cornflour and water trick!

nice technique

Landon02134563 months ago

cool stuff I did this in 1-3rd grade its awesome but a little messy

The old cornflour trick, we did this as kids.

bildbild1114 months ago

when i was in school my teacher made this

rajeevcool7554 months ago

Hi its interesting, keep sharing similar stuffs with us. Thank you.

this keeps my niece interested for hours.

smartmiltoys5 months ago

Thanks for interesting video!

Extraordinary Work.

excellent work.

Superb work

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good one.

great work

thanks for sharing


MuskanSingh5 months ago

cool work.

Great work


siya bhola5 months ago

wow what a thing you have made

BlackmagicSpt5 months ago

really nice

LoveMarriage5 months ago

superb work.

taz84305 months ago

cool bean

good one.

SunilKmar6 months ago

nice work.

varunkmar6 months ago

superb work.

Yuvrajsingh6 months ago

Great one.

Rahulkmar6 months ago

nice work.

haiders6 months ago

nice work.

irfanhaider6 months ago

nice one.

elizazet6 months ago

u rock buddy

hegure_ryu6 months ago

My kids love science because of this kind of science. They think it's cool and icky all at the same time.

good work.

nice one.

thanks for share.

very nice,

Vashikaran6 months ago

Fabulous work

thanks for sharing

nice one.

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