Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Potions #2...

The Science Mommy is getting into the season with some spooky Halloween potions.  I am not posting pictures, because I don't want to give anything away.  How do your potions turn out?
Ages: Big Kid Scientists

Materials: white glue, water,  2 plastic bowls, 2 popsicle sticks, food color, talcum (baby) powder

  • Mix 1/3 cup of water with 1/2 cup white glue in a bowl
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to create a spooky potion
  • Add 1 tsp of talcum powder and stir until the mixture is thoroughly mixed

  • Combine 1/4 cup of water  with 1/2 tsp borax and stir
  • Add the borax/water solution to the glue/water solution and stir
  • Remove the mixture from the bowl and knead it on a counter or table.  You may need to wipe excess moisture off your hands as your work.
  • You can store this in a plastic bag.

Observations:  Kid Scientists can share their observations of this potion and compare it to the other two.
* How does it feel?  How does it smell?
* Describe the consistency.  Describe the texture.

* Is this a solid or a liquid?  Why?

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