Slime Science Unit: Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd

Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
Slime Science Unit:  Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 2nd/3rd
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(5 MB|28 pages)
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Standards
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS2-PS1-2
NGSS2-PS1-1
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
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  1. Uncover the science of slime and save in this 3-grade level bundle. Perfect for the Science and STEM Teacher. Slime is a fantastic way to discover the properties of solids and liquids. Includes extensive background information to guide the teacher and students to success. Integrates well for Hallowe
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Uncover the science of slime in 3 hands-on activities. Discover the role of borax and different glues. Engage in a STEM Challenge. Includes extensive background information to guide the teacher and students to success. Integrates well for Halloween. Perfect for exploring the properties of matter and meeting NGSS.

Students will expand their knowledge of the properties of matter with a focus on solids and liquids. Through hands-on learning, they will gain an understanding of non-Newtonian fluids and polymers. Students will follow the scientific method, use CER, and follow the engineering design process to create their own slime recipe that meets specific criteria. By the end of the explorations, students will be able to answer the question

Does the amount of borax solution affect the viscosity of slime?

The journal meets the Next Generation Science Standards

  • 2nd Grade matter and Its Interactions
  • Grade K-2 Science and Engineering Practices
  • Grade 3-5 Science and Engineering Practices

Teachers will appreciate the detailed background information and tips. They will like its’ ease of use, the clear outline of materials, and the variety of activities. Choose to perform the whole unit or pick the activity that works best for your needs.

Students will enjoy performing a hands-on activity, getting a little messy, and becoming experts on slime. Students will like how each activity builds on each other to give them the knowledge to help with the final STEM Challenge.

This hands-on Investigation and Teacher guide includes:

  • Alignment to NGSS 2nd Grade Matter and Its Interactions
  • Alignment to NGSS K-2 Science and Engineering Practices
  • Alignment to NGSS 3-5 Science and Engineering Practices
  • Background Information for the teacher with science, vocabulary, and tips
  • My Viscous Slime Investigation Journal
  • The Science of Slime Student Reading Material
  • The Properties of Slime Student Reading Material
  • Further Exploration Activity with included CER page
  • STEM Challenge Activity
  • Mixture Direction Pages: Great for Laminating
  • Anchor Chart (Blank and Filled In.)
  • Rubric and Answer Keys

Supplies Needed

White Glue, Water, Beakers or Cups, Graduated Cylinder, Spoons, Borax, Measuring Spoon or Cups, Bowls, Paper Towels, Second Hand, Eyedropper/Pipette, Ruler, Rubber Gloves and Goggles Recommended, Other types of Glue for Further Exploration. Measuring tools, cups, etc. can be modified with what you have on hand.

Great for Halloween, learning the states of matter, a classroom activity, STEM fair, science fair, science camps, after school programs, clubs, scout groups, homeschool, and more.

This investigation is part of a series. Each is differentiated for abilities and the Next Generation Science Standards. If this is your first Kimberly Scott Science Journal we recommend you start with the grade below. The k/1 journal tests with and without borax and includes further exploration ideas and provides more guidance. The 2nd/3rd-grade version increases the amount of borax, expands to more writing, and includes a further exploration and STEM challenge. The 4th/5th-grade version increases the amount of borax, expands the number of trials, and increases the expectations. It also includes a further exploration and STEM challenge.

All are available for a bundle discount.

Slime Experiment and STEM Activity for Grades K/1

Halloween Science Activity: Slime Lab And STEM Experiment For Grades 4th/5th

Slime Science: Investigation and STEM Bundle for Grades K-5

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Kimberly Scott

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NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSS2-PS1-2
Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. Examples of properties could include, strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency. Assessment of quantitative measurements is limited to length.
NGSS2-PS1-1
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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