Pictured: Science partners Sakinah Dungersi added water to the cornstarch as Henry Douglas felt the two ingredients transform into Oobleck.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District
Reading and science came together in kindergarten classrooms at Saw Mill Road Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District, when students did a Dr. Seuss-inspired experiment on March 3.
The young scientists made their own slime, known as Oobleck, using cornstarch and water. It was based upon the book, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”
Kindergartners in Soula Sotirakos’ class were assisted by their sixth grade buddies from Katelyn Panchyn’s class. Together, they combined the ingredients and felt their gooey creations. The two classes get together every Friday for different activities including crafts, reading and science experiments.
“It’s not just beneficial for them,” sixth grader Sophia Hoffman said of their younger buddies. “It’s beneficial for us because it’s amazing experience to help little kids.”
In Marylou Tolle’s kindergarten class, her students worked in pairs to create the slimy substance. She noted that it served as a great math lesson, as children needed to measure the ingredients correctly to get their Oobleck just right.