DetailsA Closer Look at Polymers - Making Slime
A fun way to explore the properties of long-chain polymers.
Investigate the properties of Slime, a trademarked toy material first marketed commercially in the 1970s. Your students will prepare this entertaining - yet educational - material using various natural and synthetic polymers and color it with various dyes. In addition, students will create Flexi-Putty, form it into a bouncing ball and compare its properties to slime. In the process, they'll gain a better understanding of the chemistry behind these long-chain polymers and their application in a variety of products we use in everyday life.
Accommodates class size of 40 students.