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Slime Time and States of Matter

Distance Learning: Slime Time and States of Matter

Multi-Award Winning Program

Behave like molecules in solids, liquids and gases. Explore three states of matter by making two types of slime. Older students will learn about the properties of polymers.

  • Grade level: K – 8
  • Cost: $145
  • Available: Year-Round

Each Distance Learning program includes:

  • A 50-minute interactive program

  • A kit with materials for interactive experiments for 30 students

  • Extension activities and resources for further exploration

  • To make your program an enjoyable and memorable experience please be sure to review the Videoconferencing Tips

Please note: Your school or ISD must have videoconferencing equipment to participate in Distance Learning Programs.

Click here to schedule your Distance Learning Program today!

U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.1; NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.2; NS.5-8.2 Physical Science

  • Properties of objects and materials
  • Properties and changes of properties in matter

Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, Science v.1.09

  • Make purposeful observation of the natural world using the appropriate senses. (S.IP.00.11; S.IP.01.11)
  • Manipulate simple tools that aid in observation and data collection. (S.IP.00.14; S.IP.01.14)
  • Matter exists in several different states: solids, liquids and gases. Each state of matter has unique physical properties. Gases are easily compressed but liquids and solids do not compress easily. Solids have their own particular shapes, but liquids and gases take the shape of the container. (P.PM.E.2)

Next Generation Science Standards

Students participating in this program will explore science content as stated in the Disciplinary Core Ideas. They will engage in science and engineering practices as they plan and conduct investigations to answer questions regarding matter.

PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

  • Different kinds of matter exist and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties.
  • Matter of any type can be subdivided into particles that are too small to see, but even then the matter still exists and can be detected by other means. A model showing that gases are made from matter particles that are too small to see and are moving freely around in space can explain many observations, including the inflation and shape of a balloon and the effects of air on larger particles or objects.

PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

  • When two or more different substances are mixed, a new substance with different properties may be formed. 
Slime Time and States of Matter

Distance Learning

School

50 minutes

K-2nd, 3-5th, 6-8th

30

Physical Sciences