Formulate Compounds and Test Physical Properties.
- Teach students about magnetism, states of matter, mixtures, and metric units
- Build problem-solving, inquiry, and engineering skills
- Aligned with NGSS 5-PS1-3, 5-PS2-1, 3-5 ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-1,MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4
This inquiry activity takes exploration of solids and liquids a step further by challenging students to formulate and test magnetic slime. Students observe physical properties of “pure” substances and track properties as they create various mixtures. Students synthesize their results and create a recipe for the “perfect” magnetic slime.
Ordering information: Kit includes 10 setups with metallic powder, compounds for formulating slime, disposable graduated cups with metric units, neodymium magnets, and a teacher’s guide.