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
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:
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.
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