Hello fellow scientist! This month in Super Science Lab we did Icky, Sticky Science! I set up three stations and everyone got a chance to experiment with GROSS materials. The first station was owl pellets. Almost everyone found a skull! The second station was rotting apples. The experiment involved salt, baking soda, and Epsom salt. It was up to the kids in Super Science Lab to find out which one rots the apple the fastest. The final station was everyone’s favorite. We made slime!
In case you missed it, here is the recipe so you can try this experiment at home:
Experiment: Making Icky Sticky Slime
1. In a small container combine:
- Slightly less than ¾ Cup very warm water
- 1 tsp borax
- Stir in borax until completely dissolved
- Set aside
2. In a larger bowl, Combine:
- ¾ cup very warm water
- 1 cup Elmer’s white glue
- 4-5 drops of food coloring
- Mix thoroughly
3. Pour the contents of the small container into the large container.
4. Mix well using your hands.
5. Lift and turn the mixture until it is fully combined.
If slime sticks on hair, clothes or carpet, use white vinegar to clean it. The vinegar completely dissolves the slime. This recipe is enough for 3-4 children. If stored in an airtight container, the slime will last for up to two weeks. (We used cleaned baby food jars in Super Science Lab to store our slime.)
I hope to see you next month. We will be experimenting with EXPLOSIONS AND ROCKETS on September 24th at 1:30 pm. Registration opens on September 10th at 9:00 am. Please have your library card ready.