Our science project today was to make oobleck. We read a Dr. Seuss book called "Bartholomew and the Oobleck." The King is tired of rain, snow, sun, and rain. He wants something new to fall from the sky. He summons his magicians and they create oobleck (a green, gooey substance) to fall from the sky. The Oobleck takes over and sticks everything together. The king has to use his "magic" words to make the oobleck go away. He finally learns to use the two magic words, "I'm Sorry." We made some oobleck after reading the book. A few children didn't like the feel of the oobleck at all but many really enjoyed it.
To make oobleck at home, mix equal parts of corn starch and water. It makes a solid that becomes a liquid when you try to pick it up.