Slime Lab Report

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Slime is made by mixing together borax, glue, and water. Depending on the amount of borax added to the mixture will determine the density of the slime. For our experiment in class the independent variable was the borax. The dependent variable was slime. The control group was glue. It was important to keep the amount of glue, borax, and water constant throughout the experiment. In an experiment conducted in class it was hypothesized that the more borax added the denser the slime will be. Slime was introduced by Mattel in the winter of 1976. It was made from guar gum and borax. It was a green goo that had a semi-solid form. Mattel then introduced other products using the slime such as Hordak’s Horde Slime Pit. This play set used slime …show more content…
We used borax soap, water, glue, food coloring, cups, spoons, and stirring rods to conduct our experiment. First, we mixed borax and water until the borax was dissolved. In a separate beaker we mixed glue and water with a popsicle stick. The water and glue mixture were used as our control group. We then stretched our slime as far as possible and recorded it in our data table. After this, we added one drop of borax solution and stretched it again. We kept doing this until we had a slime that stretched perfectly. When we made the perfect slime we stretched it as far as we could three times and recorded each measurement. Then we calculated the average stretch of that batch of slime. Then we cleaned out our beaker with the slime. We recorded the number of borax solution drops for experiment C as double the borax solution for experiment B. We then added the same amount of glue and water in the beaker, and mixed it with a popsicle stick. We stretched this slime three times and recorded each measurement in our data table under experiment C. Finally, we found the average for this trial and recorded …show more content…
Experiment A’s average stretch was zero centimeters. For experiment B, we found the perfect slime had twenty-five drops of borax solution. Our first trial was fifty-two centimeters, second was fifty, and third was forty-eight. Experiment B’s average stretch was fifty centimeters. For experiment C we used forty drops of borax solution. Our first trial was twenty-five centimeters, second was thirty-six centimeters, and our third was twenty-five centimeters again. Experiment C’s average stretch was twenty-eight

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