For this week’s Family Friday, we will do a science activity. Using the Physical Science and Engineering Series, students will build their science skills. Students will then have a lab of their own – making slime! Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your students at home!
What you need:
- ½ cup Water
- ½ cup Clear Elmer’s Glue
- Food Color
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp. Saline Solution
- Stirring Spoon
- Mixing Bowl
Open up your Footsteps2Brilliance App, and go to Level 3 (Blue). In your library, find the Physical Science and Engineering book series. Read as many books as you like!
Mix ½ cup of water and ½ cup of clear glue in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.
Ask: Is the water a solid, liquid, or gas? When I mix the glue into the water, does it become a solid, liquid, or gas?
Sir in 10+ drops of food color to your water/glue mixture. To create a turquoise color add 10 drops of blue and 7 drops of green food color to the mixing bowl. You can also add glitter at this point.
Ask: Is the food color a solid, liquid, or gas?
Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture. It is important to mix thoroughly so that it is not clumpy.
Ask: Is the baking soda a solid, liquid, or gas? What will happen to the mixture when I add the baking soda?
Add 1 Tablespoon of Saline Solution to the mixture. It is important to mix the Saline Solution into the mixture very quickly.
Ask: Is the Saline Solution a solid, liquid, or gas? What happened to the mixture when I added the Saline Solution?
Use your hands to knead the mixture together until it forms a slime consistency (thick, but not solid). The slime should be sticky, but should also hold a shape.
Ask: Is slime a solid, liquid, or both?