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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!

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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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

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:

identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties

identifies that materials can be changed or combined

describes how the properties of materials determine their use

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)

Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)

Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)

Solids, liquids and gases behave in different ways and have observable properties that help to classify them (VCSSU076)

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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.

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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

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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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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