Did you know that matter is malleable? From icing snow to help it melt to boiling an egg, people change matter every day without even realizing it. When matter undergoes a chemical change, it can’t be changed back to its original condition. You see this transformation happen with rusted metal, burnt wood, and spoiled food.
Chemical reactions also happen when something is broken down or apart, and new matter takes its place. Examples of this include a candle that’s lit and a melting glacier.
Oobleck is a substance that’s somewhere between a liquid and a solid. It pours like a liquid but acts like a solid when you squeeze it. Follow the recipe to make this amazing oobleck and kick-start a fascinating conversation (or unit) about changing states of matter.