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. And, you can even get this exciting, hands-on experiment in a class size kit. 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. The Atomic Worms Classroom Kit includes everything your students need to make their own slippery, slimy worms. Kids and adults, alike, 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 can purchase more Mini Black Lights , or our large black light.
You get enough materials to make about 98 meters (320 ft) of Worms!
- 2, 1-Liter of Atomic Worm Goo Solution
- 60 Grams of Worm Activator
- 4 Small Squirt Bottle
- 1 Blue Measuring Scoop
- 2 Mini Black Lights
- 12 9 oz. Cups
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)
- Fun Halloween Review by Diane
We wanted to do science "tricks" for the neighborhood. Children aged 6 and up could chose trick or treat. One of our tricks was making these worms. Great fun for all and even the parents got excited. (Posted on 4/6/13)
- Excellent! Review by Jess Macone
Used this as a "WOW" factor on the first day of summer school--worked like a charm! Easy to execute-- just added a bigger black light to accommodate a few students at a time to hurry up the wait time. (Posted on 3/23/13)
- A big hit Review by R. Burkett
I used this last week with my 4th grade class as their fun inquiry lab for Halloween. It was a hit. The kids had a blast learning about polymers and making worms and worm eggs too. Even with 20 kids and quite a few rounds, there's still plenty of worm goo left for more demonstrations. (Posted on 2/4/13)
- Fun! Review by AnaGloria Rodriguez
these were easy and fun to do with a group of kids ranging in age from 4-8 at a birthday party. For me, it would be great if the scientific names of the "ingredients" were on the bottles themselves. It would have been more "educational" if I could use the correct names instead of "this potion and that potion."
Would buy again, though!!! (Posted on 1/24/13)
- A Review by Jill Moore
We teach a homeschool science co-op to lots of elementary age homeschoolers. Our last class was about polymers. We often use Steve Spangler products and the Atomic glow worms were yet another fabulous, fun learning experience. This product is great for a classroom setting because it is instant, very visual, and results in lots of "ooooos and aaaahs." We baggied-up the glow worms for the kiddos to take home to play with and show their parents. The kids truly have so much fun playing they don't realize they are having school! (Posted on 1/14/13)
- Lots of Fun Review by Monica Shadid
Did this one for my son's 9th Mad Scientist Birthday Party and the boys loved it. This one goes fast though, they didn't spend a lot of time on it. (Posted on 11/28/12)
- 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 11/1/12)
- Atomic worms worked just like on video Review by Catherine
Kids liked it very well. Was great visual for learning and fun. (Posted on 10/3/12)
- glo-worms Review by dstuckey
Used in conjunction with a lesson constellations. Hydra the water snake- Kids loved it! Easy to make, works every time. (Posted on 9/19/12)
- Teacher Review by Karri Kerby
My kids loved making fake worms, glow-n-dark worms; we even had real worms. (Posted on 8/11/12)
- 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 7/16/12)