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Slime Making: Fizz Boom Read!

 

wpid-slime-oozy.jpg.jpegWe got really messy this week in our Weird Science program. We made three different slime recipes and played around with each one to see which was the gooiest (yes, I just made up that word!). Using household ingredients and a little bit of prep work, you too can have an awesome STEM party! I had three tables setup with four stations at each table with all the ingredients needed, as well as instructions, bowls, and spoons. I made measuring cups for each ingredient or else this wouldn’t have worked with the amount of kids/ages in the program. The children still needed to measure correctly, so I don’t think it really mattered that I didn’t provide teaspoons or tablespoons. I included instructions for each, and a science sheet that you can photocopy for everyone. It was a great success and I would do it again! (I just needed to wipe down the tables a few extra times during cleanup.)

Slime experiments

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Slime RecipesFinished slimes

I passed around the three different recipes to show the children what the slime would look like and feel like.
Slime supplies

2 comments on “Slime Making: Fizz Boom Read!

  1. Carol Simon Levin
    August 15, 2014

    How funny…. I did a similar program this week!
    http://carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/2014/08/gizmos-gadgets-and-goo-wacky-fun-with.html
    Be prepared to get messy as we explore the powers of polymers by dissecting diapers and mixing up a batch of Oobleck — the original Non-Newtonian solid (it behaves as both a solid and a liquid at the same time!)
    For grades 1-5.

  2. suefoote
    August 16, 2014

    Reblogged this on Suebrarian.

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