Time for Slime

Slime is more than just a fun pastime. Learners study the bonding of polymers using a mixture of glue, borax, and water. They then explore the properties of the slime and learn how the polymers in glue bond with ions in borax.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Vary the ratio of water and glue and compare consistencies
  • Pair with additional lessons from the same authors to compare different types of bonding
Classroom Considerations
  • A basic understanding of molecules is helpful
Pros
  • Provides clear instructions
  • Offers ideas for exploring the consistency of the slime
Cons
  • None