This week, we learned about slugs. We made slime by mixing liquid glue, borax, and water. This idea was given to me by Mother Goose Time.
If any of you were like me and are asking yourself, “What is Borax?”, it is laundry detergent.
Anyway, this was a fun activity. The students got to help mix the ingredients together to make the slime. First, the students poured the glue into a bowl.
Then, we poured the water and borax into the bowl. The students didn’t want to help knead the mixture. They thought it looked too gross. We had to make this mixture twice. The first time we made it, the slime was very tough. It didn’t stretch or mold and it broke easily.
The second time we made it, we mixed the borax and water first. Then, I mixed it together as the students poured the glue in the bowl. It seemed to work better.
The students played outside with the slime. They described the slime as wet, stretchy, and squishy.
I asked the kids what else we could do with slime and one of the students observed that the slime was sticky and could stick to the window.
I love these science explorations because the students are not only discovering different textures and ways to describe objects, but they are also discovering how things work.
** I receive curriculum from Mother Goose Time for honest and authentic stories resulting from my daily experiences using the curriculum. This is my 2nd year using Mother Goose Time, and I am pleased to promote quality educational learning experiences through play with Mother Goose Time!