As most of you know we are currently exploring the big idea of Cause and Effect, more recently we have taken on the sub category of exploring cause and effect through scientific experiments. These experiment have included provocations such as; making Play dough, trying out new recipes for slime, making Ooblick, exploring baking soda and vinegar, as well as exploring ice in multiple ways that include painting with ice, melting ice, and smashing ice.
To help expand these experiences to your homes we want to share some of our favourite science experiment and recipes with you.
Playdough Ingredients: 4 C. Flour 1 C. Salt 3 tbsp. Oil 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar 4 C. Boiling Water Food colouring Combine boiling water, salt, and cream of tartar. Dissolve these ingredients in the water. Next add in the oil and mix. Lastly add in the flour and mix. As the playdough gets harder to stir begin kneading with your hands (carful because it will be hot). Knead until fully mixed. * This recipe is more of a guide line and the measurements of ingredients can fluctuate. I have found the most success with recipe when I use about 3 C. of water instead of 4 C. and also use around another tsp. and a half of cream of tartar, as well as slightly more oil. Happy playdough making!
Ooblick This non-Newtonian substance can create hours of fun, plus the recipe couldn’t be simpler. Combine 2 parts of Cornstarch with 1 part of Water. Mix and enjoy! * This recipe can also be altered as to the amount of Ooblick you will be making. The end result should be a substance that you can grab in your hand and squeeze to make a firm ‘ball’ but once released it begins to melt and run through your fingers.
We hope you have fun testing out those recipes with your children.
If you have any question about either of the please don’t hesitate to come ask a Quartz Educator.
Have fun experimenting and we would love to hear about how it goes!!
Enjoy your weekend!
Kerry, Kaitlin, and Erin