Science can be a little sticky, gooey, and slimy sometimes but that doesn’t make it less fun. If anything, it makes it five times more fun! At Level up Academy, our Mad Science Club introduces easy, interesting projects that students can do at home. Slime was our first project for the summer that kids of all ages can enjoy. During the school year, some students would bring some in to show off. Slime seemed quite popular but not every student had the supplies to make it at home or weren’t able to at school. To even the playing ground, we offered the resources here! The basic essentials for making slime are: gallon of glue, contact lens solution, baking soda, containers, and stir sticks. Other items that are cool to include for your creative students are, but not limited to, dyes, glitter, and beads!
- Grab all supplies needed. Put out a bowl or bag in front of each participant.
- Everyone pours glue into their container and 1 TBSP of baking soda.
- (OPTIONAL) For creative students, add dyes to create your preferred color.
- Add 1 TBSP of contact solution then stir or shake, depending on your container, until slime begins to form. (bowl/stir)(bag/shake)
- Repeat step for until you have a desired texture.
After playing, note that slime should be kept in a cold environment such as a refrigerator to eliminate the chance of mold growth.