experiMENTALS: Spooky slime

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8


resource preview

This resource contains a materials and instruction list and brief explanation for students about the process of making spooky slime with cornflour to produce a substance that is a little like a liquid and a little like a solid.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST2-4WS) investigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken

(ST3-4WS) investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations

(SC4-6WS) follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

(SC4-7WS) processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

(SC4-16CW) describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU074) Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use

(ACSIS066) Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate

(ACSSU077) Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways

(ACSIS086) With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems

(ACSSU095) Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting

(ACSIS103) With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems

(ACSSU113) Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques

(ACSIS125) Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed

(ACSIS130) Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Matter, Mixtures, Gravity
File type:
ABC - eXperiMentals
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Resource ID: fb428a54-a4fc-4b6f-a344-2b97b6acf718