They further explored the properties of materials, how their shapes changed, and how heat and pressure affected those materials. When asked what they remembered the best from this incursion, a good number of boys said that their favourite was BOB the skeleton and it helped them remember that the thigh bone was the strongest bone in the body! All the children were amazed at the strength of the cardboard shaped like a honeycomb as it did not collapse when the presenter stood on it. They reflected on the bees and how they make their homes so strong, Subhan’Allah! Then the room became loud with the competition among 5 groups, who will be able to load the highest number of weight units to test the strength of rolled paper, before the whole thing came toppling down! They found out that when honey is heated up it becomes very runny. Do you really want to know their favourite activity? Getting their hands dirty while attempting to punch and squish the OObleck, a mix of water and cornstarch, experiencing how it can feel, so tough as a solid then fade into a slimy liquid runny texture when they let go of it. For those who would like to make it at home, here is the recipe.
(Source: Ms. Lamis Rafei – Primary teacher)