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Stained Glass Glue


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Stained Glass Glue

In this activity on page 6 of the PDF, learners use glue instead of glass to create artwork that can be hung in a window. Discover how the chemicals in various materials mix together to make a colorful, translucent "stained glass" creation.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
4 to 24 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • White, clear-drying glue
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Craft stick
  • Small plastic circular lid or styrofoam bowl
  • 2 small plastic cups
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Toothpicks
  • Measuring spoons

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Bonding
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Solutions
    • Light and Optics
      • Sunlight and Color
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
      • Liquids
      • Changes of Phase
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

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

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Office of Community Activities, American Chemical Society

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Chemical Society, ©2001

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