Simple Fall Science Activity from Table Top Inventing!

Simple Fall Science Activity from Table Top Inventing!


Simple Fall Science Activity


Green Monster Slime!

Add some gooey, gross, green monster slime to your Halloween this year!  All you need are these 4 ingredients and a little science to whip up a batch. 
  • Elmer’s white glue- 1/2 cup
  • Borax- 1 teaspoon
  • Water- 1 1/2 cup
  • Green Food Coloring                                    





  1. In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of glue and 1/2 cup of water.  Then add a couple drops of the green food coloring.  Mix well.
  2. In the 2nd bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon of Borax and 1 cup of water until the Borax dissolves.
  3.  Next, add the glue mixture to the Borax mixture while stirring slowly.
  4. The slime will form quickly.  So stir it as much as you can and then dig in with your hands to continue mixing until it becomes less sticky and more like cool green slime!


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So how does the gross green slime form?  Well, the Elmer’s glue has an ingredient in it called polyvinyl acetate, which is a liquid polymer. The Borax acts as a cross linking agent and links the polyvinyl acetate molecules to each other, creating one large, flexible polymer of gooey monster slime!


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Episode 7: John Westrum from Afinia!

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Next week’s podcast is with Dr. Linda Polin, the Davidson Professor of Education and Technology in the Education Division of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.  Dr. Polin is the director of the Ed.D. in Learning Technologies program.  When not in her office, she can often be found adventuring in Minecraft and World of Warcraft.  Join Linda and Steve as they discuss the current changes in technology and education.
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