GobbledyGoop

 

Make your own slime! This entertaining kit includes powder to make red, green, blue, yellow, orange, and clear-colored slime in any thickness. Just add water to create the most ooey, gooey slime imaginable. GobbledyGoop is safe and non-toxic--the only slime that doesnÕt require Borax or other additional chemicals.

 

The key to creating the perfect consistency slime is to stir the powder evenly into the water--if it clumps together, it will not form smooth slime. For best results follow these instructions carefully:

 

  1. Put 1/2 cup of water into a cup
  2. Place desired color in water and let dissolve for 1 minute
  3. Slowly sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of powder while stirring briskly with a spoon
  4. Add another cup of water while continuing to stir
  5. Sprinkle another teaspoon of powder into the cup while stirring quickly
  6. More water to make thinner, smoother slime; less water makes thicker, clumpier slime
  7. The slime will continue to thicken for up to 10 minutes.

 

Clean Up

GobbledyGoop slime forms a layer on your hands that is easily removed with soap. First wipe hands with a paper towel, then wash thoroughly with soap and water.

 

Experiments

  1. Measure 8 ounces (1 cup) water into a cup. Slowly stir in 2 teaspoons of GobbledyGoop with a plastic teaspoon. What happens? (Add more powder for thicker slime; add more water for thinner slime.)

 

  1. Put regular soil in two cups. Stir to make the water muddy. Sprinkle a small amount of GobbledyGoop powder in one of the cups. What happens?

 

  1. Pour water over a small pile of GobbledyGoop at the bottom of a cup. What happens? Mix GobbledyGoop into a cup of water evenly. Which method makes smoother slime?

 

  1. Try mixing GobbledyGoop with hot water. Now try mixing it with ice water. Which water makes slime faster?       

 

  1. Design new colors of slime by making different colors of water and then adding the GobbedlyGoop powder.

 

How It Works

Liquids such as water are called monomers, meaning they are made of individual molecules, and this makes them flow easily. GobbledyGoop is a liquid polymer, meaning it is made of many molecules, and doesnÕt flow as easily. This causes GobbledyGoopÕs slimy and stringy texture. When GobbledyGoop is mixed with water, negatively charged sodium ions are released.

 

Special Use--Erosion Prevention

Erosion is the wearing down or washing away of soil, often caused by rain or rivers carrying soil away with water. Erosion is becoming a larger problem as deforestation continues. Tree roots help hold the soil together, and in the absence of roots the soil is looser and more susceptible to erosion. In the most extreme circumstances, loose soil gets washed away by heavy rainfall and causes landslides. GobbledyGoop helps prevent erosion by attaching to soil that is suspended in water. This makes the soil heavier than water so it doesnÕt wash away

 

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