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Atomic Insta-Worms

Mix up a batch of eerie, glowing Atomic Insta-Worms!


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Item #: WORM-505

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Recommended for age 6 and up with adult supervision.

Availability: In stock

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The only thing better than mixing up a batch of our ooey, gooey, Insta-Worms is making a batch of eerie, glowing “Atomic” Insta-Worms! We’ve added a special dye to our best-selling Worm Goo to make slimy worms that glow brightly under black light. Just mix the Worm Activator with water, squirt in the Worm Goo, turn on a black light and wait for the oohs and ahhs to begin. The Atomic Worm Goo looks like liquid light when it touches the Activator solution. Everyone will be mesmerized by this delightfully gooey science adventure that is perfect for Halloween, but great anytime of year! Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

You get enough materials to make about 12 meters (40 ft) of Worms!

What's Included?
  • 240 mL of Atomic Worm Goo Solution
  • 12 Grams of Worm Activator
  • 2 120 mL squirt bottles
  • 1 Blue measuring scoop
  • 1 Mini Black Light
What Does It Teach?

Atomic Insta-Worms is a great way to introduce students to the chemistry behind polymers. Worm Goo is a long chain of molecules called a polymer. When the Worm Goo comes in contact with the Activator, the goo immediately changes from a liquid to a solid! That’s because the Activator acts a cross-linking solution that links the long strands of polymers in the goo together. All of these science secrets are made even better with the addition of our special coloring agent that fluoresces under black light. When the energy from the black light “excites” the fluorescent dye, you end up with a brightly glowing, very exciting, ooey, gooey experiment! (For the full glowing effect, you will need to purchase a large black light.)

Customer Reviews

Awesome-sauce! Review by Heather

The sixth graders said that over and over the day we made these worms, especially when we lit them up with the black light. Making eggs was tons of fun to go with the worms. (Posted on 1/17/14)

Always a crowd pleaser Review by Camilla

I teach a class of 3 year olds and a class of 5 year olds and this is a hit with both! (Posted on 5/7/13)

Loved it! Review by Renae

My son (10 years old) LOVES science and I appreciate products like this where he can read not only the directions on his own, but also the explanations of WHY IT WORKS. Great way to mix up the gross things that boys love with learning (o: (Posted on 3/30/13)

Kids loved these Review by Jamie

We used these atomic worms at our son's Mad Scientist birthday party. The boys loved them. They worked great. (Posted on 2/27/13)

Insta-Worm Hit! Review by Sharon

I am letting you know that the Insta-Worms were a great success for the 4-H project that we presented for our local Duck Days in Lake Crystal, MN. The 4-H Butternut Boosters relied on your services and delivered a fun, and exciting project for our club to present to the community. Thank you for your wonderful exploration into science, that makes science fun! You're Da' Bomb! (Posted on 2/20/13)

Awesome Review by Lisa Szczepanik

Easy and really fun for the kids. (Posted on 1/31/13)

Atomic Worms Review by Steven F. Christensen

I have now incorporated Atomic Worms with my Halloween demo day. I also use the Dry Ice Bubble Machine - it is a big hit in my 9th grade Physical Science classroom!!! (Posted on 1/24/13)

Loved it! Review by Donna

My students absolutely loved the atomic worms!! (Posted on 12/26/12)

Atomic Worms - Small Review by Harmony

Try making a tiny egg instead of a worm! (Posted on 12/13/12)

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You get enough materials to make about 12 meters (40 ft) of Worms!

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