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I've Been Slimed Lab

Main Core Tie

Science - Chemistry
Standard 3 Objective 3

Time Frame

1 class periods of 60 minutes each

Group Size

Pairs

Authors

Utah LessonPlans

Summary

Students will conduct a lab making a slime-like material in order to answer the question "How does cross-linking change the properties of a polymer?"


Materials

Attachments

  • student lab sheet (attached)
  • goggles
  • 2 wooden splints
  • Apron
  • Polyvinyl alcohol (4% solution)
  • graduated cylinder
  • Sodium tetraborate (4% solution) (Borax)
  • 2 paper cups
  • diluted white glue containing polyvinyl acetate
  • food coloring


Instructional Procedures

All procedures are provided to students on their lab sheet attached.


Bibliography

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.


Created: 12/15/2014
Updated: 02/04/2018
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