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Playing with Polymers


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Playing with Polymers

Use this recipe to create everybody's favorite polymer -- FLUBBER! This resource includes instructions on how to make flubber as well as information on the chemistry behind the strange substance. The recipe includes a link to a video that goes into greater detail about non-Newtonian fluids.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 2 tsp. white glue
  • ΒΌ tsp. borax
  • 4 tsp. water
  • Food coloring
  • Zip-lock bag for storage

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
      • Liquids
    • Structure and Properties of Matter

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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  • Children's Museum of Houston

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved

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