"Making Science Splat~tacular!"
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Supplies: Warm water, plates, stirs, Borax, Cornstarch, and Food
What happens: In your first mixing bowl add 2 TBL of warm water and
stir in 1/2 TSP of Borax. Add a drop of food coloring and stir again.
In a second mixing bowl add 1 TBL of Elmer's Glue and 1 TBL
cornstarch. (No mixing yet) Next add 1/2 TSP of your first Borax/Water
Mix. (No mixing yet) After 15 seconds of NO mixing...Star mixing until
clumpy...and then scoop out the hardening sticky mixture and roll it in
your hands (making a sphere) for a couple minutes. Set it down and
wash your hands and come back and roll it again into a
sphere...eventually you'll have a bouncy ball! (take 3 - 5 minutes as it
No it doesn't bounce like a real super ball...but it sure is fun and keeps
the kids laughing and learning. (you could teach elasticity...energy)
Object Lesson: Forming these bouncy balls from slime is
kinda like growing in school. At the beginning of the year
your young and slimy (kinda!) but each day shapes you a
little more until you can bounce over obstacles!
Good Newz Object Lesson: Who can bounce their ball to
heaven? Most people think they're good enough to get to
heaven on their own...kinda like saying you can bounce a
ball to heaven...I can bounce it and you can bounce
higher...but nobody can bounce it to heaven. Sin keeps us
out of heaven and nobody can reach heaven unless they're
good enough. Only one person was good enough to get to
heaven on their own...Jesus Christ. That's why He died on
the cross - to pay your debt for being imperfect. We'll you
let Him take your debt? Spend some time with Him today
and let Him know. Then read your Bible and pray daily.
2) Always wear the correct
3) Never eat or drink
anything while performing
are safe to do when the
instructions are followed
correctly. Remember to
use common sense and
wear safety goggles.
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liability for any occurrence
including, but not limited
to, damage, injury, or
death, which might arise
as consequences of the
use of any experiments
online. All liability is
assumed by the child's
guardian or experiment
supervisor. Do these
experiments at your own