For our next science experiment, how about some Independence Day patriotic slime? With some glitter, food coloring and confetti, this slime is sure to be a big hit.
The science of slime is that it is a non-Newtonian fluid, which means that its viscosity (ability to flow) is dependent on how much stress is applied to it. For example, if you slowly stretch it, you will get one long gooey mess, but if you quickly try to pull it, it will break.
So how do you make it? You can find pages and pages of pre-made recipes, but let’s take the opportunity for our junior engineers and scientists to investigate that on their own.
In this design challenge, students work with a prescribed set of materials to develop and test the best slime recipe.