A Slimy Good Time

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Fourth-grade students at Winthrop Avenue used their knowledge about matter to make slick, sticky slime during a videoconference science lesson with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

In addition to reviewing the states of matter, the student-scientists used their careful listening skills in making two slime recipes. They also had to utilize their senses to determine whether the gooey substance was a solid, liquid or gas. After much deliberation, they learned that slime not only constitutes a liquid and solid, but is called a non-Newtonian fluid.

The best part of the lesson, however, was being able to bring their slime sample home.