Saturday, October 24, 2009

Science Recipes

We did several fun experiments on Friday to end our matter unit. We promised to post the recipes in case you want to try them at home. **Warning** These are very messy - you may want to do them outside! (Oobleck may clog your drain.)

Recipe for Oobleck
2 cups of cornstarch
several drops of green food coloring
enough water to make the consistency of pancake batter
You will have to mix the Oobleck with your hands - it does not mix well with a spoon.

Recipe for Ice Cream: Makes 1 serving
Bag 1: Pour the following ingredients into a sandwich sized Ziplock bag. (You may want to double bag it so the rock salt doesn't get inside of the ice cream.)
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar

Bag 2: Fill a gallon sized Ziplock bag with 2 cups of ice and 1/2 cup of rock salt. Place the ice cream mixture bag (bag 1) inside this bag and shake, shake, shake! (about 5 minutes)

Enjoy! :)


  1. I LOVED making the ooblek and the ice cream the best part of doing that was getting to eat it I had the best time doing that thanks for letting us do that :) Faith:)

  2. hi mrs.ross and mrs.russell i loved making oolack and ice cream whith you and my faved part is ice cream but marks was liqid and a solid mine was milk.alyssa

  3. hey miss l! koolio new blog! i followed it:)


  4. Hi Ms.Russell And Ms.Ross,
    Hope you had A Very Very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!
    I did. I wish that I could still be in the afternoon class.


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