Hooked On Science – Leprechaun Snot

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INGREDIENTS
• Clear Glue
• Liquid Starch
• Green Food Coloring

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Add a few drops of green food coloring to 4 ounces of clear glue and mix. Describe the glue by its observable properties.
STEP 2: Combine the glue with 2 ounces of liquid starch and observe. Mix until you get the perfect batch of leprechaun snot. Describe the leprechaun snot by its observable properties.

EXPLANATION
The clear glue is a polymer, which consist of long chains of molecules. These chains easily slide past each other until the liquid starch, an activator, is added to the glue, creating a batch of leprechaun snot or slime.

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