What a fun day.
We made slime as part of our "Matter and Its Interactions" Unit. We found that when you combine several of these liquid chemicals together, a solid forms. Check out the recipe below to make your own!
Slime Recipe: (good for a group of 4 students)
- 6 tablespoons water
- 6 teaspoons Borax
- 1 cup water with 1 cup white glue (plus a few drops of food coloring if so desired for color)
Combine the water and Borax first. (You may notice a small amount of heat come off of the mixture!) Then, pour in your glue, and have fun mixing the liquids together with your hands! Make sure to record your results and discuss ideas for new experiments based on this one. Would you change the temperature of the water? Reduce any amounts? Then, give it a try!
The glue is made up of tiny, tiny particles that look like little worms. Those particles are called "polymers," With help from the Borax, the polymers are bonded together in the mixture and become a rubbery, solid, new chemical.
Hi, my name is Alexis Markavage. I'm a student teacher and a Multiple Subject Credential candidate at Dominican University of California. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, but now I'm continuing my education to work in education. I hope to work as an upper elementary school teacher.