Kids love playing with slime! It’s a sticky, gooey, gloopy mess – and it can also be a wonderful science lesson! Slime laboratory kits can provide young scientists with (very messy) hands-on experience of a wide range of scientific principles. Through fun and safe experiments, they can learn about polymers, viscosity, density, cohesion, the scientific method, and much, much more!
Here are 7 of the best slime laboratory toys for kids on the market today:
This gloopy experimentation kit is out of this world! The Scientific Explorer Sci-Fi Slime Set lets junior chemists create incredible slimy goos! Some glow in the dark. Others are magnetic. Some even change color when touched! Learn all about what makes these crazy mixtures act the way they do! Includes a science guide, a pipette, stirring sticks, food coloring, glue, tetraborate, magnetite, guar gum, zinc sulfide, thermochromic pigment, and polyvinyl alcohol solution. It’s the coolest science set this side of the Alpha Quadrant!
Ready for some educational magic? The Magic School Bus Slime and Polymer Lab is a treasure trove of science experiments, perfectly designed for young scientists. 20 colorful and durable experiment cards walk your children through the process of making their own polymer projects, as well as clearly explaining the science behind it all. Throughout each experiment, your budding Newtons can record their observations in the accompanying data notebook, too! The set includes a test tube rack, three test tubes, a funnel, a measuring cup, a measuring spoon, a stirring stick, glue, borax, five polymer flowers, three polymer balls, polymer snow, rainbow beads, gel crystals, and wheat seeds. It’s all scientific – but it sure seems magical!
Make your own slime – and learn all about how creatures use theirs in the wild! With its science kit and powder pack, the National Geographic Glow in the Dark Slime Lab has everything you need to concoct your own glow-in-the-dark gunk. It also includes a fact-filled learning guide that teaches you all about real-world creatures like the hagfish and the garden snail that create their own sticky icky fluids for different purposes. With an additional guide to making your own non-glowing goo from household products, this set is sure to make STEM learning fun for more than just an afternoon! It’s messy magnificence for mad scientists!
An awesomely gross super set for inquisitive kids! The Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit provides a series of experiments that answer questions like: What creatures live on me? Why do I burp? What’s really growing on my teeth? The kit includes four petri dishes, a magnifying glass, gelatin, yeast, food coloring, a balloon, and the all-important science guide. With this, kids can make their own fake snot, blood, scabs, and even a stinky intestine! Strong-stomached scientists only, please – experiments like these are not for the faint-hearted!
Get your lab coats on – it’s going to get gooey! The Copernicus Glowing Putty Gels and Slime Kit is a simple little set that delivers 15 different experiments using household ingredients and the included powders and liquids. Little hands will delight as they create stretchy slimy putty, bouncy slimeballs, glow-in-the-dark ooze, and an eco-foam that seems to grow in front of your eyes! It’s phenomenal indoor fun for a rainy day – and it’s great for parties, too!
Make your creation come alive! The It’s Alive Slime Lab offers something very different from the other lab sets out there. Its battery-powered Slime-O-Nator shakes and vibrates, making your homemade concoctions seem to dance, writhe, and grow! There are 20 experiments in the accompanying 16-page lab book, each with clear step-by-step slimy activities using typical household products. Clear, kid-friendly explanations tell the scientific story behind each fun experiment. Comes with a Slime-O-Nator globe, graduated cylinder, ooze poker, mixing cup, and measuring scoop. Remember to buy four AA batteries, so that you can make it goooooo!
Gooey good times are guaranteed with this slimy science set! The Scientific Explorer Slime Science kit serves up 5 different types of glop: Glooze, Wiggly Wonder, Power Putty, Flip Flop, and Sewer Slime! Its 16-page instruction booklet covers 7 experiments and explains the effects of the different ingredients in the recipes. Comes with recipe cards, glue, liquid starch, cornstarch, guar gum, borax, a mixing cup, a measuring cup, and a measuring spoon. So, get your hands dirty and see what you can learn!
Have you used any of these slimy science sets? Or have we left your favorite gooey gunk-maker out? Let us know in the comments section below – we’d love to hear from you!
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