Cloudy with a Chance of Oobleck

Oobleck outside

The Children’s Department discovered that a recently returned picture book reveals new evidence of climate change.  Sometimes, people accidentally leave books outside where rain or snow can turn them to pulp.  However, the unusual, greenish precipitation that destroyed this Dr. Seuss classic picture book turns out to be a non-Newtonian fluid composed of water, cornstarch and food coloring.  Further research reveals that music affects this goop in strange, unpredictable ways.Oobleck inside

For more fun with science and kids’ literature, see Jennifer William’s book, Oobleck, Slime and Dancing Spaghetti: Twenty Terrific At-Home Science Experiments inspired by Favorite Children’s Books. 

~ Julie (with a tip of the hat to Lisa A., residential oobleck expert!)

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