Hands-on materials designed to help students make and experiment with thermochromic slime.
This teaching resource is designed to help students create thermochromic slime.
This hands-on materials resource includes
- an instructional comic for how to make thermochromic slime
- activity cards for suggested experiment stations
- an observation worksheet for student engagement.
Use the editable word documents to include your own science experiment activity ideas.
Note: If unable to acquire thermochromic pigment or borax locally, they are easily obtainable online. Check the availability in your area before planning this activity.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Chemical Sciences: Clever Changes – Unit Plan
This Chemical Sciences unit investigates the physical changes of materials and how properties change when materials stretch, bend, twist, heat or cool. Students predict how materials will vary and whether they can be returned to their original state.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events
Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways
Compare observations with those of others
Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways
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