Everyone enjoys making slime!!! Slime is an easy and fun way to teach about polymers and cross linking. This slime kit contains one liter of colorless, 4% polyvinyl alcohol - initially clear, but it can easily be colored using food dyes - and enough sodium tetraborate solution to cross-link with it. A preservative has been added to avoid the growth of unwanted creatures. Investigate a cross-linked polymer. If pulled slowly, it flows; if pulled quickly, it breaks; and if rolled into a ball, it bounces.
Enough for more than 60 students to make a 1/2 ounce portion (~15 cc).
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This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit to plan and conduct investigations to describe and classify kinds of materials by their observable properties.
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit to make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit to analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit as a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit to construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit to develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in the total bond energy.
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit and then take it to a mathematical lesson to support the claim that atoms and mass are conserved during the chemical reaction.
While using the pre-measured chemicals in the kit, students experience an introductory lesson to plastics and polymers.
Students can use the Classroom Slime Kit while making observations of many different materials based on their properties.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.