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Flubber


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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Flubber

Make a classic polymer toy using Borax and white glue! It's stretchy and bouncy and acts sort of like a solid and sort of like a liquid (similar to Silly Putty). This recipe suggests ways to make flubber fancy with color and glitter, mentions that vinegar is good for cleaning up, and has a basic chemical explanation about the polymer you make when you mix the chemicals together.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 3 cups Warm Water
  • 2 cups Elmer’s White Glue
  • Liquid Water Color (food coloring stains)
  • 20 Mule Team Borax (available in the grocery store laundry section)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • White Vinegar (for cleaning)

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Bonding

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2000

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