improving play dough
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Improving Play Dough
Why do we need to improve play-dough?
How is play-dough related to chemical engineering?
What exactly is engineering?
Nounthe branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
a technological process, invention, method, or the like.
the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.Engaging Students
Provided Literature Our thoughts
This story explains the engineering process and introduces students to the play-dough making process, but is quite long and boring.
Engineering ElephantsEmily M. Hunt, Ph.D. and Michelle L. Pantoya, Ph.D.Q: Can we find different literature to accompany this activity?
Strawberry-Orange Our thoughtsVery fun! Includes aspects of technology, math, science and engineering.
Q: When do we get to make play-dough?5
Recommended Grades: 3-6
Prior KnowledgeScience safety
The three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas
The importance of exact measurements
The importance of wearing rubber gloves
2 cups flour 1 cup salt 1 tbsp. oil 1 cup water Food coloring
Mix flour and salt, then add oil. Mix the food coloring with the water. Slowly add water until the mixture is soft and pliable. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.