Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
Lesson plans and other teaching materials

Lesson Plans for Specific Works
Biography and BackgroundHorton Hears a Who
And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry StreetThe Lorax
Bartholomew and the OobleckOh, the Thinks You Can Think!
The Butter Battle BookOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The Cat in the HatThe Sneetches
Fox in SocksThidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose
Green Eggs and HamThe Zax

Bartholomew and the Oobleck
A teacher blogs her classroom activities, including making &oobleck" and discovering its physical properties (science), and a graphic organizer/writing task for description (requires Adobe Reader).

Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Word bank words; comprehension questions; template, chart, and instructions for a weather watcher kite; and 2 word search puzzles. 11 pages, Adobe Reader required.

Identifying Sequence of Events Using Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Students use graphic organizers and comic strips to practice sequencing. In a fun activity, small groups follow directions to make oobleck. Includes printable handouts.

Investigating Matter, Solid or Liquid: Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Students will be using Oobleck to observe the characteristics of solids and liquids. The students will make predictions and will draw conclusions on whether Oobleck is a solid or liquid by using focus observations and conducting focus explorations. They will raise questions, clarify questions and make conclusions about Oobleck. Designed as a postreading activity for second grade.

>Making Oobleck
Students review the book and then make "Oobleck" in small groups. They develop science skills in processing information, making inferences, and describing solids and/or liquids. The unit closes with a writing task.

Mythbusters: Walking on Water
This downloadable YouTube video (4:31) explains non-Newtonian liquids and shows someone walking on water like a Ninja — sort of. (This stuff looks like Oobleck!)

Oobleck Coloring Page
One-page printable, requires Adobe Reader.

Teaching with Dr. Suess' Bartholomew and The Oobeleck: Two Lesson Ideas
The first lesson focuses on problem solving. The second lesson focuses on characters' motivation and feelings.