Changing-Color Slime

by: Donna Governor and Denise Webb

The guiding questions for this activity are, “What happens when different colors are combined and can some substances be both a solid and a liquid?” Students will learn about primary colors, secondary colors, and non-newtonian mixture. Slime acts like a solid when it is pressed in your hands but when you open your fingers, it flows like a liquid. An explanation of the science behind the activity is provided. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 10 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 10 explains that these activities are what they call novice level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.


Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Physical Science Three-Dimensional Learning


Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/11/2019Pages 34

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