Make Your Own Glue

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You won't regret being stuck with this activity. By mixing a variety of household items, pupils create their own glue. They test the tensile strength of their glue and compare it to that of other adhesives.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Resource suggests setting up a station for groups to measure ingredients
Classroom Considerations
  • It is helpful if pupils have familiarity with tensile strength, but it is not necessary
  • Activity requires a variety of materials 
  • Gives two sets of guiding questions, one for younger learners and one for older youth
  • Pictures in the instructions help with understanding the process
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