Slime and Other Cool Science Activities

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Do you love to make and play with slime? If you’ve ever mixed up a batch of slime, you created a chemical reaction polymer which is a long chain of molecules that often repeat themselves.

Have you ever made elephant toothpaste? By combining several ingredients, you can create a wonderful foamy chemical reaction called elephant toothpaste. No real elephants are involved.

Doing these fun science activities at home creates the foundation for your scientific education but the most important thing about slime and other science activities is that they are fun!

Here are some cool materials to get you started on your scientific journey.

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Mason Jar Science

Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.

Slime Sorcery

With over 100 creative, borax-free slime recipes, “Slime Sorcery” is packed with color photos and step-by-step instructions for making slime out of anything and everything. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Slippery Slime

Discover how to make fluffy slime, galaxy slime, magnetic slime-even slime that glows in the dark. Readers will also learn about matter, polymers, magnetic fields, and chemical reactions, and meet some of the world’s slimiest creatures.