This D.I.Y. is for all you super-awesome science nerds, and, well, for anyone who loves SLIME! Guys, get ready, your mind is about to be BLOWN. Let me tell you about a little thing called OOBLECK.
It is a non-Newtonian fluid — I’ll pause here, because I know a lot of you are thinking, ‘EH?’ This means it acts like a liquid when being poured, but acts like a solid when a force is acting on it. So, you can dip your hand slowly into it and it will act like a liquid, but if you squeeze the Oobleck or punch it, it will dry out and become more of a solid. I know, I know . . . AWESOME!
You may be wondering, ‘Oobleck . . . that’s a pretty whacky name.
I wonder what genius came up with that.’ Well, awesome people, it was the mast er of all rhymes and stories, Dr. Suess. He wrote a little tale called Bartholomew and the Oobleck. In the story, Oobleck, a gooey green substance, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc on the kingdom.
The best bit is, Oobleck is super easy to make. Here are some simple instructions for you.