This project is one of those exhilarating activities that everybody loves. By making and playing with this weird substance, your child is exploring the scientific properties of an elasto-viscous material. What’s an elasto-viscous material? The earth, for one. When the earth moves slowly, as in glacial movement or continental drift, it behaves like a liquid. When it moves quickly or abruptly, as in an earthquake, it behaves like a solid and fractures. Sensational Slime moves and stretches and fractures and slides in the same amazing way. (And parents note: Buying the borax and glue is the hard part. This stuff is simple to make and easily cleaned up with a little water. This slime will also copy newsprint when pressed against the newspaper
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