Make oobleck according to the recipe in the link above or use your own. Explore the properties of the oobleck. For comparison, make glurch so you can compare properties of two different non-newtonian fluids.
2. Corn plastic.
Make biodegradable plastic out of corn. How might you be able to use this in art and craft projects? What other uses might it have?
All birds lay eggs. Who else does? Explore animals and their eggs.
4. Beyond human.
Make an outline of a general person on a chalkboard, whiteboard or large sheet of paper. Allow others to add features to create their own creature. Discuss body parts that might be included — human, cryptid, fantastic or real animals.
6. Let it rain.
Design or recreate an experiment where you can show how raindrops form. You can also measure rainfall for a period of time or even show the path water takes after it falls to the ground through the water cycle. Depending on the age of your kids, you may be able to discuss aquaculture as well.
In “The Lorax”, we learn about Truffula trees. Look at trees around your location. How can you measure, compare and identify them in a way that others can duplicate as a scientific activity?
8. Earth Day.
Incorporate science activities from Earth Day into your Seuss science activities. Be sure to give it a Seuss-twist so it will be fun!
Does your state, city or community have recycling guidelines? If so, using everyday items, review how each would be recycled and ways you can communicate this knowledge to others in a fun way.
Explore shadows. How do shadows outside move during the day? Can you tell time with your shadow? Learn how to make your own shadow puppets with your hands.
11. Math activities.
Many math activities can supplement or even work as science activities. Skills such as counting, sorting and measuring are used in both areas. Find math activities that you can use with your science activities.
12. Explore online.
There are so many resources online that they can’t all be mentioned here. Explore STEM activities that can be incorporated with a Seuss theme.
- Recipe cards for oobleck, glurch and corn plastic
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Seuss Science