A Colorful Non-Newtonian Quicksand!
Just add water!
Looking for a fun, easy and inspiring kids science kit? Children of all ages will find hours of fun and stimulation with the popular Steve Spangler Science Oobleck Slime. Think of the overjoyed and curious facial expressions your kids will make when they sink their hands in a substance that acts like a liquid and a solid—it feels like real quicksand! As one of the most in-demand, non-Newtonian (a substance that doesn’t follow Newton’s Laws of Motion) STEM activities, your kids will be inspired to create new and exciting experiments and start to think like scientists and engineers by developing and nurturing their collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creative proficiencies.
Always safe, non-toxic and designed with an antibacterial formula, this 16 oz Steve Spangler Oobleck slime kit is available in six colors – and just needs water to come alive. Plus, it can be dried out and reused time and time again to keep the imagination and learning going!
What does it teach?
When you slap the Oobleck mixture, you force the long starch molecules closer together. The impact traps the water between the starch chains to form a semi-rigid structure. When the pressure is released, the Oobleck flows again. This concoction is an example of a suspension (a mixture of two substances), one of which is finely divided and dispersed in the other.
STEM activities for home and in the classroom!
Let’s work together to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. At Steve Spangler Science, STEM is not just an acronym or a checklist of required subjects (science, technology, engineering and math). Our STEM products encourage young scientists to create new and exciting experiences that foster the skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.