Friday, April 22, 2016


Our Oobleck Experiment:

This week we made Oobleck! We mixed cornflour and water and watched for the reaction. We were amazed to see that Oobleck could act as a solid or a liquid, depending on how we treated it!

First of all, our reflection about doing science....

Ava: science is fun because it's about trying something different!
Emma: I enjoy the hands-on approach of science
Eva: we learn from seeing and doing- I like learning that way
Ben: agreed that a hands on approach is a great way to learn
Annie: everyone got a go at being involved in an experiment
Lucas: I love the fun and mess of science
Tom: Science is important for future learning

Now for our conclusions about Oobleck....

Ben thought it happened because the corn flour solidified it and the water made it liquify
Alexa thought that because you mixed a solid and liquid together, it was like they were fighting to be the star
Tom thought there was a chemical reaction between the water and the cornstarch
Caitlin thought it was because there was a solid and a liquid and the solid kicked in with pressure and the liquid had no pressure
Jordi learnt that when you hold the oobleck the "cogs" hold it together and when you relax your hold, the "cogs" separate

Now we'll ask the scientists??

So we Tweeted it and this is what has happened so far? 
So now one of the Middle MY students will try Cam's suggestion  for their personal learning task!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! You came up with some great conclusions about why the oobleck could become both a solid and liquid.