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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Education Through Slime

Mix 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of glue and 5 drops of red food coloring in a bowl. Sprinkle in a generous helping of glitter.  Drop 1/4 cup of liquid starch into the bowl and mix. Within a minute, the glue and starch will combine to create sparkly Christmas slime. Knead the slime as needed. squish and play in the Christmas slime.

Science: Discuss polymer chains and non-Newtonian fluids. See if your preschoolers can think of any other non-Newtonian liquids.
Technology: Take pictures of the process as you go along. Let the kids take home their slime.
Engineering: Let the kids experiment with varying levels of starch, water, food coloring, and glitter to find the perfect Christmas slime recipe.
Art: Food coloring and glitter make this the perfect Christmas activity!

Math: Keep track of the amount of starch, water, glue, and food coloring used. Count how long it takes to transform the glue into the perfect slime.

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