OOBLECK Science Experiment Lab Investigation
Students form small laboratory groups to investigate Oobleck, said to be an unknown substance from a newly discovered moon in the Solar System.
To set up this experiment, I had the students research the mission, Apollo 13. Apollo 13 was the third (3rd) Apollo mission intended to land on the Moon; but, a mid-mission oxygen tank rupture severely damaged the spacecraft and forced the landing on the Moon to be aborted.
Before using the Oobleck material, I told the students to imagine if they were on the mission to Apollo 13 and discovered some unknown substance. This unknown substance was a solid material that turned liquidly, depending on the amount of force that you apply to it. The unknown substance was, OOBLECK! The students really enjoyed this activity, but be careful because it's a very messy activity.