Snowflake Oobleck is extremely cool kitchen science using a very common kitchen ingredient. Explore non-newtonian fluids easily at home or in the classroom. Change it up for the seasons or holidays with fun themes like our snowflake themed oobleck! Simple winter science activities you can do with kids!
SNOWFLAKE OOBLECK FOR WINTER SCIENCE AND PLAY
Hands-On Activities For Play And Learning This Winter Season!
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Snowflake oobleck is a great winter science and science sensory play activity all in one that will keep the kids busy for quite awhile! Winter is an excellent time of the year to put a little twist on classic science experiments!
WHAT IS OOBLECK?
Oobleck is a classic science experiment made from two easy ingredients. Check out our first attempt at classic oobleck science play. Make sure to check out the Dr. Seuss book, Barthol0mew And The Oobleck to go along with your activity.
Oobleck is a mixture of cornstarch and water. Roughly a 2:1 ratio but you can tinker with the ratio to find a desired consistency that still maintains the properties of oobleck.
What’s the science of oobleck? Well, it’s a solid. No wait it’s a liquid! Wait again, it’s both!
It’s very fascinating to be exact. Pick up solid chunks, pack it into a ball and watch it ooze into a liquid. This is called a non-newtonian liquid, a substance that acts like both a liquid and a solid. Read more about it here.
LET’S MAKE SNOWFLAKE OOBLECK FOR WINTER!
Snowflake themed activities are perfect for young kids to explore the winter season! If you would like to learn more about real snowflakes, check out these fun YouTube videos al about snowflake science.
cookie sheet (we use the dollar store variety for projects!)
MAKE SNOWFLAKE OOBLECK
Mix up a cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water! Pour in some glitter if desired! You can adjust the ratios as needed, but this recipe is a general guideline!
Pour and spoon onto a cookie sheet and stick in your snowflakes!
Add a pair of tweezers if you like. Tweezers make great science tools and also encourage fine motor skills.
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SNOWFLAKE OOBLECK SCIENCE PLAY
This easy snowflake oobleck science sensory play is also really awesome for fine motor skills practice. I always like to add a pair of tweezers just in case! Scientists have to have great fine motor skills!
Although it’s an awesome science activity, it’s also great sensory play for kids too. We have done a few ooblecks now and he is starting to understand the science behind it a bit more each time.
I highly recommend finding fun ways to repeat science experiments to increase understanding! We are always finding new ways to try out similar experiments! Even a simple colored oobleck is fun anytime
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Oobleck is also one of our awesome, easy sensory play recipes! You might also like our snowflake slime. It’s both beautiful and simple to make with our easy slime recipe, but it also has a great little chemistry lesson behind it!
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For great science anytime, head to the kitchen! A classic oobleck activity is perfect for science at home or science in the classroom. Frugal, quick to make, and fun for kids and adults, oobleck is a must try science activity.
MAKE EASY SNOWFLAKE OOBLECK FOR QUICK SCIENCE!
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