Potions, Color and Chemistry

We can’t have a study of all things creepy and spooky without branching into potions and gooey concoctions.

101713_0275Making slime or goop requires:

  • Measuring
  • Estimating
  • Concentration
  • Self-Regulation (I’m going to follow directions and wait for my turn.)
  • Patience
  • Coordination (stirring)

Playing with it draws on even more:

  • A Willingness to get Gooey
  • Fine-Motor Coordination (fingers and wrists)
  • Experimentation
  • Hypothesis
  • Self-Regulation (I’m not going to eat it, throw it, or put it in my hair.)

101813_0229Later in the week, we moved onto individual potion creation.  This time our experiments included only three colors of water, but watch out in the future.  Who knows what we’ll mix together now that we’ve had the practice.  We planned our potions, hypothesized the outcomes and then tested our ideas.

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