Hands-On Science

The City from the Ooze: Experiment!

You may have noticed that some of the steps in creating Ooze City were a little vague. How much newspaper and chalk should be added? How close to the light should the bottle be? Why not use fluorescent lights? What temperature is best?

If you are building several Ooze Cities with classmates or for a science project, try experimenting with the conditions to see what works and what doesn't. You may find that some of your Ooze City residents like one set of conditions, while other Ooze City microbes prefer another set.

Other things you can try:

Can you think of other experiments you can do with Ooze City?

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