Snot Slime Human Body Experiment
In this fun and easy human body science experiment, we’re going to make slime to enjoy and investigate while we explore and understand snot and its importance.
- Green (and yellow if you like) Food Coloring
- Clear school Glue
- Sandwich Baggies or Bowls
- Measuring Cups
- Borax Powder
- Mix 1/8 cup borax powder with 500 ml warm water. It’s actually fine should some of the borax powder stays undissolved. Allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature.
- Using a different bowl or a different sandwich baggie, mix 2 spoonfuls of the clear glue into 3 spoonfuls of water. White Elmer’s school glue will create opaque snot (more booger than snot) and clear glue gel will generate translucent slimy snot that is a little stickier and more similar to snot.
- Mix two or three drops of green or yellow food coloring into your glue mixture.
- Now mix in a spoonful of your borax solution into the glue mixture. Mix if you have combined your ingredients in a bowl or squish together if within a sandwich baggie.
- Keep mixing or squishing your mixture until it forms into slime.
- Remove from the bowl or baggie and enjoy!
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How it Works:
Snot can be called mucus, phlegm, and many other disgusting sounding things, but it is very important. Humans make about a quart of snot a day (which you swallow most of!) and we need it to warm the air we breath, keep the lining of our noses moist, and to protect our lungs. Snot is a slime that humans need to stay healthy and survive.
Make This A Science Project:
Try making slime with different activators like saline solution and liquid starch. Try making a quart of slime to visualize how much a human makes each day.
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