Erin Welker isn’t one to let an opportunity to combine fun and learning slip through her fingers – but she doesn’t mind letting it slip through her students’ fingers. The third-grade teacher at Oregon Elementary School and her students had some ooey, gooey fun Tuesday making Oobleck during an Ag in the Classroom activity, led by Ag in the Classroom teacher Melinda Charbonneau. The statewide education program helps students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in a fun way, like following directions and learning about science to make Oobleck. The goo – which takes its name from a Dr. Seuss book, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck,” which tells the tale of a young boy who must rescue his kingdom from a sticky substance – is a simple recipe using corn starch, water and food coloring. Visit agintheclassroom.org to learn more about the program.
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