Goopy, Gooey, Grimy, Slimey: A Slimey Sci-Fri Day!

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Today’s Sci-Fri activity was a slimey one! Using Borax, glue, water, and food coloring, the Sci-Friers created a polymer mixture (a.k.a. Slime).

mixing our ingredients

mixing our ingredients

How did we do it?

Here’s the recipe: 

  • 1 tsp. Borax  (**Keep out of mouths and eyes**)
  • 1/2 cup – water (warm)
  • 1/2 cup – glue
  • 1/2 cup – water (room temperature)
  • food coloring

Pour half a cup of warm water into a bowl with the Borax. Stir until the Borax is completely dissolved. Then, pour the mixture into a large bowl.  Add the glue and the room temperature water to the large bowl and mix together.  Then, stir in a few drops of your favorite color food coloring!  Once your done mixing, store your slime in a plastic baggy. Refrigerate it to keep it fresh. Remember to wash your hands!

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Remember, the BEST way to mix it is to use your hands!

 Check it out!

super stretchy!

super stretchy!

slime time!

slime time!

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That’s all for this month!

Be sure to check out next month’s Sci-Fri Activities!!!

MARCH 7: CHALLENGE!! – Balloon Racers!

MARCH 14: CREATION – Zoetropes

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