Sciencedipity’s Slime Science Workshops

We’re having an amazing time bringing our 1 hour Slime Science workshops to hundreds of children across Devon over the last few months. The children have made a huge mess and had heaps of goo-ey fun! There are lots more Slime Science workshops to book into. We’re delighted to be working with the libraries as part of their programme of Summer Reading Challenge events, the theme of which is Mischief Makers, and Slime matches that theme very well!

 

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What are the workshops?

60 glorious minutes of hands-on slime science!
In this workshop you’ll find out what slime actually is and what it is made from, you’ll learn the chemistry behind this luscious stuff (which is important to know so that you can troubleshoot with slime-making at home) and how to make successful slime every time.

Do you prefer bouncy slime, or stretchy slime? Here’re the science investigations we’ll be doing – what happens when you alter the quantities of the slime ingredients? Do alternative ingredients work (you’ve read about using contact lens solution or starch solution – right?). Once we’ve made a good slime base, what other ingredients could we use to make slime variations – think mousse, talc, beads!

During the 1 hour slime workshop the slime you make you can take home!

How do I get tickets?

For most of the workshops you need to grab your tickets directly with the library of your choice, EXCEPT for Lynton & Ilfracombe, you guys get tickets directly with Sciencedipity either via the calendar booking system below using paypal, if you don’t have paypal then you can book via the contact form.

 

Exmouth Library:

July 27th 10-11am & 11.30-12.30

Book directly with Exmouth Library
Topsham Library:

July 27th 3-4pm

Book directly with Topsham Library
South Molton Library:

August 21st  9.30-10.30 & 11.30-12.30

Book directly with South Molton Library
Exeter Library:

August 22nd  11-12, 1-2, & 2.30-3.30

Book directly with Exeter Library
Crediton Library:

August 24th  10.30 – 12

(2nd workshop making catapults from 1-2.30)

Book directly with Crediton Library
Tiverton Library:

August 28th  10-11, 11.30-12.30 & 2-3pm

Book directly with Tiverton Library
Cullompton Hayridge:

August 29th 10-11, 11.30-12.30 & 1.30-2.30

Book directly with The Hayridge
Ilfracombe Library:

August 31st 1-2pm

Book using calendar below if you have PayPal, otherwise please book via sciencedipity@outlook.com
Lynton Library:

September 1st 1-2

Book using calendar below if you have PayPal, otherwise please book via sciencedipity@outlook.com
Northam Library:

September 3rd 2-3

(2nd workshop making catapults from 3.30-4.30)

Book directly with Northam Library 

 

 

SLIME Party?

If you want slime all to your self, why not book Sciencedipity to bring our Slime Science workshop to your Birthday Party . More info on parties can be found here.

 

In case you have missed what all the slime-fuss was about:-

In these workshops you find out what slime actually is and what it is made from, you learn the chemistry behind this luscious stuff (which is important to know so that you can troubleshoot with slime-making at home) and how to make successful slime every time. Do you prefer bouncy slime, or stretchy slime?

The science investigations in these workshops are: – what happens when you alter the quantities of the slime ingredients? Do alternative ingredients work (you’ve read about using contact lens solution or starch solution – right?). Once we’ve made a good slime base, what other ingredients could we use to make an unusual slime – think mousse, baking soda, googly eyes?? During the 1 hour slime workshop, any slime you make you can take home.