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Here are some experiments you can do at home...


​​1. Glue Goo

Materials: 

  • School Glue
  • Borax (found in the laundry area at a grocery store)
  • Water
  • Cup 
  • Spoon

1. Measure 1 oz. of school glue and put it in a cup.

2. Make a solution of 1 tsp of Borax  to 4 oz. water in a water bottle. Shake well.

3. Add 4-5 tsp. of Borax solution to the glue.

4. Mix well with a spoon.

5. When it starts to get harder take it out of the cup and knead with your hands.


* The more you play with it the better it gets. *

* You can make an imprint of a comic from the newspaper with your Glue Goo too!​ *

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2. Elephant's Toothpaste

Materials: 

- 16 oz empty plastic soda bottle 
- 1/2 cup 20-volume hydrogen peroxide (buy this at a beauty supply store)
- Squirt of Dawn dish detergent
- 1 teaspoon yeast dissolved in approximately 6 teaspoons very warm water
- Funnel
- Large plastic plate
- Safety glasses

Procedure:

1. Get a cup with one teaspoon of yeast in it.
​2. Add 6 teaspoons of warm water and stir for about a minute.
3. Put on your safety glasses.  
4. Pour the 1/2 cup of peroxide and dash of Dawn dish detergent into the soda bottle.
5. Stand the bottle with peroxide in the center of the plate. Put the funnel in the opening. 
6. Pour the yeast mixture into the bottle and quickly remove the funnel. This may get messy!
7. When it is safe touch the bottle to feel any changes that take place.


3. Homemade Silly Putty

Materials:

- 1 oz. white (Elmer's) glue 
- 3 teaspoons borax dissolved in 8 oz. of water
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch 
- 1 cup
- 1 spoon
- Snack baggie

Procedure:

1. Pour 1-2 oz. of glue into a cup
2. Measure 2 spoonsful of cornstarch into the glue. 
3. Mix the glue and corn starch with the spoon.
4. Add 3-4 teaspoons of the borax water to the glue mixture. Wait 15 seconds. 
5. Stir the mixture together until it stiffens; mold the putty until it becomes solid. It might take 5- 10  
    minutes.