Slimy Lab

Categories: On-Site, Outreach

Grades 1-4: Students engage in an introductory chemistry experience and make silly putty.


Students get their hands deep into science when they combine two liquid substances and create their own silly putty. Participants are encouraged to get a little messy and to think about the different ways they can work to change the substances.  There are always lots of smiles and giggles during this experience.


  • This program is available for students in grades 1 – 4.
  • This program is available by appointment only.


Learners make estimates, measure and pour ingredients and observe and consider the properties and states of matter.  They plan and carry out the steps necessary to experience a chemical reaction in their own hands.  (NGSS PS1A  and PS1B)

Notes :

In this program students are encouraged to conduct the experiments for themselves with limited assistance from chaperones.

This program is frequently combined with our demonstration and explore program during a SEE field trip visit.

If you have less than 15 students, you can pay the equivalent minimum charge for the program.

Field Trip at SEE


  • One hour program with SEE instructor in the Chemistry Lab followed by half an hour of explore time in the SEE Science Center.
  • Groups with more than 32 students may want to consider combining their visit with a second program. Call us to discuss options.
Outreach Program
  • SEE instructor comes to your location for a one hour program. Materials will be provided for each student to use during the program.
  • Additional charge of $0.55 per mile roundtrip.
  • Limited to a 30 mile radius of the SEE Science Center.