Kinetic Sand

The name of this week’s class was “Messy Experiments” so we got messy and made kinetic sand. To make this the students mixed baby oil, corn starch and sand to a specific consistency where it is moldable yet firm. This class was made up of 5th graders who can be impatient and messy when it comes to activities like this one. At the end their patience did pay off and all of the kinetic sand came out just as they wanted. I noticed the students liked the sensory stimulation that the sand gives making this one of their favorite activities.