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Clues for Your Investigation
CAUTION: Do not change the concentrations of materials in chemical reactions unless you know that it is safe, such as in this investigation.
- Make three different mixtures of borax and water and label the three jars "A," "B," and "C." Jar A will contain the original borax mixture, jar B will contain half the amount of borax in the original mixture, and jar C will contain two times the amount of borax in the original mixture.
- Using the borax mixture in each of the jars—A, B, and C—repeat the original investigation using the original glue mixture.
References and Project Books
Branzei, Sylvia. Grossology. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1995.
Levine, Shar, and Allison Grafton. Einstein's Science Parties: Easy Parties for Curious Kids. New York: Wiley, 1994.
Marks, Diana F. Glues, Brews,and Goos: Recipes and Formulas for Almost Any Classroom Project. Englewood, Colo.: Teacher Ideas Press, 1996.
Potter, Jean. Science in Seconds with Toys. New York: Wiley, 1998.
Soucie, Gary. What's the Difference between Lenses and Prisms and Other Scientific Things? New York: Wiley, 1995.
VanCleave, Janice. ]anice VanCleave's 200 Gooey,Slippery, Slimy, Weird, and Fun Experiments. New York: Wiley, 1993.
Wellnitz, William R. Homemade Slime and Rubber Bones! Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.: Tab Books, 1993.
Warning is hereby given that not all Project Ideas are appropriate for all individuals or in all circumstances. Implementation of any Science Project Idea should be undertaken only in appropriate settings and with appropriate parental or other supervision. Reading and following the safety precautions of all materials used in a project is the sole responsibility of each individual. For further information, consult your state’s handbook of Science Safety.