STEAM, STEAM for Kids: Kids Summer Cruise: Ocean Slime Time ( Takeout Craft)

Date and Time
Monday, June 27, 2022, 10 AM - 6 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

Location

( Takeout Craft)
For children, ages 3 to 5 years, ages 5 to 12 years, children
Event Details

Let’s get gooey! Learn to create your own ocean slime and the chemical properties that make slime possible.

 

How does slime work? Glue is a polymer, which means it’s made up of small molecules that link together to make bigger molecules, like a chain. Normally these chains slide past each other, making liquid glue pourable. When the water from the glue evaporates, these chains are what cause things to stay stuck together. When we add saline solution (an activator) it has boric acid in it. Then by adding baking soda (a binder) the baking soda reacts with the boric acid creating a chemical called borate, which is a special compound called a crosslinker that links all the glue molecule chains together and makes the gooey mass of slime.

 

Pick up your Slime kits at the Inwood Library before they are all gone. 

 

Please Note: This is a ( Takeout Craft)

 

 

  • Audience: Children, Pre-schoolers (3-5 years), School Age (5-12 years)
Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.