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Friday, October 7, 2011

Bouncy Putty Slime

The glue is a polymer, which is a long chain of molecules all hooked together like tangled noodles. When you mix the two solutions together, the water molecules start linking up the noodles together all along the length of each noodle to get more like a fishnet. Scientists call this a polymetric compound of sodium tetraborate and lactated glue. We call it bouncy putty.

Here’s what you do:
  • Combine ½ cup water with one teaspoon of Borax in a cup and stir with a popsicle stick.
  • In another cup, mix equal parts white glue and water.
  • Add in a glob of glue mixture to the borax.
  • Stir for one second with a popsicle stick, then quickly pull the putty out of cup and play with it until it dries enough to bounce on table (3-5 minutes).
Pick up an imprint from a textured surface or print from a newspaper, bounce and watch it stick, snap it apart quickly and ooze apart slowly.

(courtesy post from Aurora Lipper at http://www.sciencelearningspace.com/ )


Anonymous said...

Jacob did this before, its cool.
I think he has pics on his blog

homeschool101 said...

Lol, Sounds pretty fun!