Summer Eco-Activity #13: Playful polymers

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Calling all the little chemists! We’ve got special interactive versions of our Facebook Live sessions happening for all you science lovers, thanks to our friends at BASF. Get Ready for some fun experiments you can easily do from home! Start collecting your ingredients now so you can join in the fun with Playful Polymers and make your very own SLIME!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 tbsp of Elmer’s washable glue or another craft glue
  • ¼ tbsp of baking soda
  • Food colouring (2-3 drops)
  • ½ tbsp of contact lens solution (Renu brand)

Follow along with Earth Rangers scientists as they explore how polymers—which are large molecules made up of many smaller molecules all strung together—behave in the environment. Then join in on a fun experiment to create your own polymers (a.k.a. SLIME!) using common household ingredients.

Be sure to follow the Official Earth Rangers Facebook page and log on for 2PM EST TODAY so that you don’t miss a moment of animal-saving, scientific fun! If you can’t make it at exactly that time, come back to our Facebook page a little later to access the video after the live stream for some on-demand scientific discoveries!

BASF’s Kids’ Lab is an award-winning global program which encourages children to discover the dynamic world of science and its wonders. Learn more about BASF and their Kids’ Lab Program at: http://www.facebook.com/BASF.ScienceEd.NorthAmerica

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  1. Earth rangers please answer to this comment so I know it has been red and is being handled over 100 points have not entered my earth ranger account I worked hard for those points and I hope I will be able to receive them.
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  2. I made slime like this it is a shade of lavender and it has glitter and sequins in it it is very cute but it is also kinda annoying because the glitter comes off on my hands.

  3. Its ok if I dont get my 100 points my recent points have been adding to my account thanks earth rangers being a earth ranger is awesome and its the best thing ever.
    Thanks