Strange States of Matter: Investigating Oobleck (non-Newtonian Fluid) and Slime

Strange States of Matter:  Investigating Oobleck (non-Newtonian Fluid) and Slime
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Oobleck and slime activities with complete instructions, tips, and science explanation aligned to Ohio State Science standards.

* Your students will do these activities at home. One year, several of mine used their mom's entire stock of cornstarch (set aside for gravy) to make Oobleck. *

• Show students that not all things fit “neatly” into the categories given by the “Three States of Matter”.
• Force students to think clearly about why something may not fit in an obvious group, and actually belong to another group.

Ohio Science Content Standards

Grade 1, Nature of Matter
1. Classify objects according to the materials they are made of and their physical properties.
2. Investigate that water can change from liquid to solid or solid to liquid.
3. Explore and observe that things can be done to materials to change their properties (e.g., heating, freezing, mixing, cutting, wetting, dissolving, bending and exposing to light).
4. Explore changes that greatly change the properties of an object (e.g., burning paper) and changes that leave the properties largely unchanged (e.g., tearing paper).

Grade 4, Nature of Matter
1. Identify characteristics of a simple physical change (e.g., heating or cooling can change water from one state to another and the change is reversible).
2. Identify characteristics of a simple chemical change. When a new material is made by combining two or more materials, it has chemical properties that are different from the original materials (e.g., burning paper, vinegar and baking soda).
3. Describe objects by the properties of the materials from which they are made and that these properties can be used to separate or sort a group of objects (e.g., paper, glass, plastic and metal).
4. Explain that matter has different states (e.g., solid, liquid and gas) and that each state has distinct physical properties.

Ingredients for Oobleck
o Cornstarch
o Water

Ingredients for Slime
o Glue (white glue)
o Borax
o Small cups (bathroom size)
o Popcicle sticks (or other sirrers)
o Water
o Sealable plastic baggies

** This lesson is included in the bundle **
Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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