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Slimy Lab

Students engage in an introductory lab experience and make silly putty to take home.

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Students get their hands deep into science when they combine two liquid substances and create their own silly putty to take home. 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.

Connections:

Learners make estimates, measure & pour ingredients and observe & consider the structure and properties 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 our tour program during a field trip

This program can also be adapted for off-site, non-lab locations for groups of 40 or less.

Details:

  • This program is available to visitors in first grade and up.
  • There is a minimum of 15 students or a $135 charge.
  • There is a maximum of 32 students on site in our lab.
  • A lab is scheduled for 1.5 hours (approximately one hour in the lab and a half hour to explore the center).
  • Larger groups may want to consider a combo program.
  • The program is $9 per student, with one adult free with every 3 students.
  • This program is available by appointment only.