Materials List: Modeling and Testing Physical Properties of Slime

Teacher needs (for preparation):

  • borax, at least 120 mL (4 oz.) to supply 12 groups (available at most grocery stores in the laundry section)
  • white all-purpose glue, like Elmer’s School Glue or similar, 1 gallon to supply 12 groups
  • measuring cups, 120 mL (1/2 c.) and 240 mL (1 c.)
  • 2 large bowls, jars or buckets, 6L (~1.5 gal.) capacity
  • plastic cups or small containers, enough for 2 per group, 240 mL (1 c.) capacity

Each group needs:

For entire class to share:

  • food coloring in four colors (like red, yellow, green, and blue)
  • poster paper
  • markers
  • playground ball or basketball