School Logo

Goldfield Infants' & Nursery School

Building Learning Power   Together!
Animated Flower Cycle Animated Words Science Week Animated Skeleton

 

Reception make Slime in the 'Mad Science Slime Workshop'

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Today in this slime workshop we are going to see an amazing chemical reaction. We are going to see liquid turn into solid right before out eyes!

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

For this experiment to work you will need to be able to stir...

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

...yes, I can see that you are all very good at that

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

The first chemical to go into your pot is liquid PVA mixed with water

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Once you have your pot remember to keep stirring the liquid

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Next we add some colour, choose from yellow or green

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Can you see the colour is just in the middle of the pot, keep stirring to mix it into the liquid

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Next we add the chemical that will turn the liquid into a solid...

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

...Sodium Borate, as long as you keep stirring the liquid will turn into a solid

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

When you get home you will be able to take your slime out of the pot and stretch it and role it

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Keep your slime in the fridge and as long as it does not get wet or dirty it will keep for over a year

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop
Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

Finally hold onto the lid and have a jolly good jump to see if you can make your slime form into a ball at the bottom of your pot

Photograph of the Mad Science Slime Workshop

 

Animated Thank You Mad Science we have had a wonderful time making our own slime, it was awesome!

Back to Science Week

 

 

Photograph of a Buttercup

Christchurch Road, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 4EE

Tel: 01442 823551 Email: admin@goldfield.herts.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Debora Stevens