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STEM Sampler - Slime & Catalults - At Home Kit

Youth Enrichment / Science & Nature -
Summer 2022

This at home kit with an activity guide will be mailed directly to your home. Please make sure your address is in your Eleyo profile when registering. 

Recommended Ages:

  • Experimenting with an adult - ages 8+.
  • Experimenting under adult supervision - ages 12+.

Have fun with two hands-on STEM topics...slime and catapults. In this DIY kit, you will first investigate the chemical reaction that creates slime. Mix up your own batches of glow, silky and floam slimes as you discover why slime is delightfully bouncy, stretchy and gooey. Build three different catapults to examine how levers, energy and Newton's Laws of Motion all work together as you fling ping-pong balls while practicing your launching and aiming skills. This kit is more than’s hands in!  It is recommended that an adult be available to assist with any technical or experiment difficulties.

Kit Includes:

  • 3 bowls with lids for slime storage
  • 2 measure cups, 1 oz each
  • 1 bottle of glue, 4 oz
  • 1 oz liquid starch
  • 1 oz liquid laundry detergent
  • 1/4 teaspoon borax
  • 1/4 teaspoon glow powder
  • 2 T. floam pellets
  • 1 package of Model Magic
  • 2 colors of tempera paint, 1/4 teaspoon each
  • 3 straws
  • 4 craft sticks for mixing
  • 11 large craft sticks
  • 35 regular craft sticks
  • 1 roll of 1/2-inch tape
  • 3 small paper cups
  • 3 balls
  • 1 dowel
  • 4 rubber bands
  • 1 straw at 1-inch long
  • The Science of Slime Activity Guide
  • Crazy Catapults Activity Guide

Materials Not Included with Kit:

  • Water, paper towels, scissors
  • Internet Access
  • Tablet or laptop/computer to join the virtual class.
  • A non-carpet workspace, near a sink, that can get messy (kitchen table).

Kit Warnings:

  • WARNING: Items in this kit are for external use only. Do not eat or drink any substance contained in this kit. Keep out of eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Toy contains small ball. Not for children under 3 years of age.

Science Explorers - Stacy Spitzack

For over 27 years, Science Explorers has been providing science enrichment classes in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We believe hands-on science sparks wonder and imagination in all children and allows them to use their natural curiosity for discoveries.