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Y2: Muck, Mess & Mixtures


“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so… get on your way!” - Dr. Suess

DREAM BIG EVERYONE... what are you going to put in your bucket?

* What do you want to do?
* Who would you like to meet?
* Where would you like to go?
* What would you like to see?
* What would you like to learn?

You can find your bucket to fill in our Muck, Mess & Mixtures folder. 🌈

What's In My Bucket?

What makes slime?



Slime involves chemistry!  Chemistry is all about states of matter including liquids, solids, and gases. It is all about the way different materials are put together, and how they are made up of atoms and molecules. Chemistry is also about how these materials act under different conditions.


Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid. A non-Newtonian fluid is neither a liquid nor a solid. It can be picked up like a solid, but it also will ooze like a liquid.  Slime does not have its own shape.   You will notice your slime change its shape to fill whatever container it’s placed in.  However, it can also be bounced like a ball because of its elasticity.


Pull the slime slowly and it flows more freely. If you pull it quickly, the slime will break off more easily because you are breaking apart the chemical bonds.


I have chosen the recipe below as you are most likely to have all these ingredients at home in your kitchen cupboards. There are, however, lots of different recipes readily available on the internet for those that would like to test out some other recipes to find the most successful.

Make your own Marble Run or Maze

Have a look at the clever fingers page as there is a really cool building a structure challenge, that I know year 2 will be brilliant at! Scroll down to where it says extra challenge to find the power point and some pictures to help you with some ideas. Good luck!