Squeeze a long stream of blue Worm Goo into the Activator Solution and you’ll get an instant gooey worm. Go ahead… dip your finger into the solution and fish out the coolest rubbery worm you’ve ever seen. It’s a cross-linking reaction between sodium alginate and a solution of calcium chloride that happens the moment the two liquids mix. If you love the traditional slime reaction using PVA and Borax, you’ll love this new cross-linking reaction that’s guaranteed to knock your socks off.
You get enough materials to make about 12 meters (40 ft) of worms!
- Worm Goo Blue Solution – Two 4 ounce squeeze bottles
- Worm Activator Powder – Calcium chloride – 12 grams
- Activity Guide
What Does It Teach?
Explore the science of building polymers by cross-linking long chains of molecules. The process of making Instant Worms is faster and easier than the classic Slime recipe and it happens the very second the two liquids mix. Truly amazing!
What age is this activity best suited?
This activity is great for all ages. For the younger children, it is a great introduction to chemistry and polymers. The worms allow them to have a very hands-on experience with science. For the older ones, the instant change explores the science of cross-linking long chains of molecules.