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Slime, Sherbet & Bubbles

Slime, Sherbet & Bubbles

Outdoor chemistry workshop where students can see variable testing first hand

Fun science for active Kindergarten to Year 2 students where we explore everyday chemistry in a different way!

  • Create gigantic bubbles…just what is the science behind them?
  • Make tasty sherbet… a chemical reaction in your mouth!
  • Launch a rocket… which variable changes the height?
  • Make some gross slime. Cool chemical science!

This school science visit is a great way to explore mixtures and simple variables in an outdoor environment.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003).

Different materials can be combined, including by mixing, for a particular purpose (ACSSU031).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student:

STe-4MW-ST
identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties

ST1-6MW-S
identifies that materials can be changed or combined

ST1-7MW-T
describes how the properties of materials determine their use

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

School Testimonials

Glenquarry Public School

What a great day! The children were buzzing with enthusiasm. They had all had things to go home and try. I liked the freedom to create that the kids had as well as the support & help supplied. The activities were varied and fun and we had access to 'expensive' stuff that schools don't have.  Better than expected!

Workshop Content

The workshop is built around 3 modules:

  1. Chemistry of giant bubbles – Students investigate the effects of changing the bubble mixture.
  2. Sherbet making – Students witness that certain ingredients can be combined to create a reaction.
  3. Slime making – Students learn to follow a procedure and problem solve to get the desired result.

Fair testing of variables and clearly communicating results is emphasised throughout each module.
There’s also time for a rocket launch to really demonstrate that variables can have a big influence on the result.

This workshop is best run outdoors on a grassed area near a table. Otherwise, an undercover area out of the rain will suffice.

Learn fair testing whilst making huge bubbles!

Requirements

Appropriate for K to Year 2 students with a maximum of 30 students per class for equipment access

Access to a sink to wash up; it may be best to use your art smocks

The slime is non-toxic and will not stain fabric

Ideally this should be run on a grassed area

An outside covered area in case of rain

Duration 60 minutes, set up time 30 minutes, pack up time 30 minutes

Cost

$390 inc. GST per 60-minute workshop when 2 workshops or more are booked on the same day.
If only one workshop is required, the cost would be $480 inc. GST per day

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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