Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Morning Science

 This morning we read Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  It was the first time we have read the Dr. Seuss book, and the kids all enjoyed it.
 Of course, after reading the story we needed to make our own oobleck.
Pour an 8 ounce bottle of Elmer's white glue into a bowl.
Use hot water to shake the last bit of glue out of the bottle.
 Stir food coloring into the glue.
 Dissolve 1 teaspoon of Borax into about 8 ounces of warm water.
 Pour the borax solution into the glue.  Stir as you pour.
 Watch the magic and feel the magic happen.
 The glue and borax forms a putty like polymer.

 You can cut it.
 You can punch it.
 You can make another batch because the reaction is soooo exciting.
You can let it stretch and stretch and stretch.
It was a great Sunday morning science experiment.

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