Oobleck and Non-Newtonian Fluids

Find out how matter fits into more than one state with this entertaining video that details non-newtonian fluids and a step-by-step instruction for how to make oobleck. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Gather materials to make oobleck in the classroom, bring plastic baggies so scholars can take some home if you wish to share the non-newtonian fluid 
  • Create a flipped classroom assignment, give the link to each pupil to watch at home, then apply what they learned when they return to school 
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is part of a series about the properties of matter; to view more videos on the topic, follow the links that pop up at the end
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • This video is highly engaging with its eye-catching graphics, cartoon characters, sound effects and age-appropriate jokes 
  • Information is provided in detail, both verbally and visually, alongside examples
Cons
  • The host is a fast talker; some learners may need the video paused or replayed for comprehension purposes 
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