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SLIME WEEK!

posted Mar 19, 2017, 8:08 PM by Amy Bebell
Everyone's favorite part of the chemistry unit is Slime Week. This week, we made a new slime in middle school every day.

MONDAY
We started out with a super absorbent polymer called sodium polyacrylate. It can absorb up to 300 times its own weight in water!

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TUESDAY
On day 2 of Slime Week, we demonstrated a chemical reaction and the formation of a polymer with the classic borax and glue recipe, but we added shaving cream to make if fluffy and fragrant.

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WEDNESDAY
Next was our only edible slime--instant pudding! The chemical reaction that allows instant pudding to thicken is similar to the reaction that makes cement harden.

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THURSDAY
We ended Slime Week with Oobleck, the classic corn starch and water slime. It is a non-newtonian fluid, which means that sometimes it acts like a liquid, and sometimes it acts like a solid, depending on how you handle it. The students kept testing this slime in creative ways to see what it could do.

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