Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Greatest Flubber Race

Casa Maria’s Creative Learning Zone

Flubber is one of those exciting sensory experiences that young children fall in love with immediately. Through numerous play experiences the children discovered how flubber stretches, molds, drips and breaks apart.

While the children were playing one day, a child placed some flubber inside a funnel and watched it drip down slowly. He exclaimed “you won’t believe this, look it’s dripping down” the other children sat beside him and giggled as they saw the pink flubber drip. Everybody wanted their own container after that… We decided to conduct a science experiment and see which container will allow the flubber to drip faster. We named it “The Greatest Flubber Race”.

With that said the whole classroom got busy searching for the perfect container. We decided to hang it up high. The containers stayed up for five days. They eventually dried really hard and never broke off from their containers.







Our final observations are:

1. Flubber placed in the fruit basket dripped the fastest and they looked just like Spaghetti Noodles.

2. Flubber placed in the funnel dripped the longest in length.

3. Flubber placed in the Kleenex box dripped the slowest.

4. Flubber placed in the green wire basket dripped the thickest.

Flubber Recipe :

1. Mix 2 cups water and 1 ½ cups Elmers glue in a big bowl.

2. Add a squirt of liquid water color and then stir it up.

3. In a separate small bowl mix together: 2 cups water and 4 TBS Borax.

4. After it’s completely dissolved, pour the Borax mixture slowly and a little at a time into the glue and water mixture. Pour a little, mix it a little, pour a little, mix a little. Mix with your hands or a sturdy wooden spoon. As you mix, it will become a flubber ball! NOTE: You might NOT need to use all this Borax Solution!!!!!

5. Store it in an airtight container or ziploc for a few weeks. When it begins to flick apart or when it gets too hard, it is time to make a new batch! Play with it, explore it, try to get it to blow a bubble with a straw! Watch it stretch as you hold it!

6. Vinegar takes it out of clothes, carpet and fabric. Mayo will take it out of hair.

Shared with you by Lisa Murphy the ooey gooey lady®

1 comment:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I featured this post, and your blog in my recent post about flubber. Cheers!