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Sticky Situations

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    Lawrence Hall of Science

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Sticky Situations

In this arts and craft related activity, learners combine various ingredients to make glue. To test the glue's stickiness, they create a decorative project such as a collage, mosaic picture, or decorated box using the glue to stick on other materials. Learners share their recipes for glue online and can view recipes used by other online learners. The activity page has a link to several related activities about sticky substances.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per student)


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Acids and Bases
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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  • Free access



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