Ooze Labs Chemistry Station is a mini laboratory to help develop your lab skills. Grab your beakers and test tubes and step up to your special laboratory station for some exciting chemistry experiments. See how much fun chemistry can be as you do slimy, fizzy, colourful, and bubbly experiments. This cool laboratory setup has lots of different vessels and pieces of lab equipment so kids can play the role of chemist while doing real, safe experiments. All of the experiments use non-hazardous chemicals.
Slimes are typically made by combining glue and a solution containing borax or liquid starch. When these two substances are mixed together, a chemical reaction occurs, causing the glue molecules to stick together and form a slimy, gooey substance.The borax or liquid starch acts as a cross-linking agent, which means it forms bonds between the long, chain-like molecules of the glue. These bonds create a network of chains that hold the glue together in a semi-solid form.
This playful introduction to the basics of chemistry includes approximately 20 experiments. The experiments are presented on printed cards that can be clipped onto the lab station for easy reference. Experiments include glowing slime, colour-changing slime, fizzing reactions, oozing bubbles, rainbow in a test tube, chromatography, cabbage juice pH tests, solutions, filtering, crystals, fire extinguisher, and underwater volcano. The kit includes a large plastic chemistry station, experiment cards, various vessels in different sizes, syringe, measuring cup, pipette, spatula, tube, petri dish, funnel, non-hazardous chemicals for the experiments, and experiment manual.