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Carolina ChemKits®: The Essence of Slime

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Observe phosphorescence, fluorescence, magnetism, and thermochromatism with slime! Students make 4 different slime formulations and then perform a round of qualitative and quantitative tests on them. Kit materials are sufficient for 1 class of 32 students.



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This slime kit is a great introduction to scientific inquiry!

  • Make phosphorescent, magnetic, fluorescent, and thermochromatic slime
  • Record qualitative observations of 8 different properties of each slime formulation
  • Explain the role of intermolecular forces on the properties of slime
  • Includes pre-made PVA solution, saving teacher prep time

Students make 4 types of slime and then determine how those variations on the classic poly(vinyl) alcohol and borax slime formulation contribute to the variable properties of each type of slime. Kit includes additives to make slime magnetic, fluorescent, phosphorescent, and thermochromatic. After preparing the 4 types of slime, students rotate through stations to test them for temperature, phosphorescence, fluorescence, absorbance and transmittance, magnetism, cohesion and adhesion, viscosity, and pH. Students use the recorded data to identify the additives and to make connections between their observations and the molecular-level structure of this hydrogel. Activities can be completed in 1 class period, but we recommend doing them on separate days. Kit materials are sufficient for 1 class of 32 students.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Bromphenol Blue, 1 g 1 Included
Iron Oxide Powder, 50 g 1 Included
Thermochromatic Slurry, 5 mL 1 Included
Polyvinyl Alcohol, 4%, 500 mL 1 Included
Polyvinyl Alcohol, 1%, 1 L 1 Included
Cosmic Dust, 2 g 1 Included
0.1 M Hydrochloric Acid, 15 mL 1 Included
0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide, 15 mL 1 Included
Borax, 2 oz 1 Included
Fluorescein, 1 g 1 Included
Cups, Medicine, Plastic, 1 oz 8 Included
Cups, Plastic, 2 oz 8 Included
Red Test Card 1 Included
Minispoons 3 Included
Blue Filter 1 Included
Disposable Pipet 2 Included
Paper Tube 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Yellow Highlighter 1 Needed, Not Included
Yellow Marker 1 Needed, Not Included
Container, 300 mL (for prepared borax solution) 1 Needed, Not Included
Cups, Small, 40 mL or larger (for borax solution and water) 9 Needed, Not Included
Cups, Medium, 150 mL or larger (for poly[vinyl] alcohol) 8 Needed, Not Included
Glass Stirring Rod 8 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers 8 Needed, Not Included
Resealable Plastic Bags, approx. 6 x 6” 32 Needed, Not Included
Disposable Vinyl Gloves 64 Needed, Not Included
Neodymium Magnets in Plastic Bag Needed, Not Included
Ice Bath 1 Needed, Not Included
Warm Water Bath 1 Needed, Not Included
Balance 1 Needed, Not Included
Blacklight or UV Lamp 1 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Red Food Coloring Needed, Not Included
Weigh Boat or Weigh Paper Needed, Not Included
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