Glow in the Dark Slime!
How do you make glow in the dark slime? A super easy basic saline solution recipe is used and a glow powder is added for some super glowing slime that doesn’t even need a black light. Making slime is an awesome activity for kids!
What you will need:
1. 1/2 cup Clear Washable PVA School Glue
2. Saline Solution (must contain sodium borate and boric acid as ingredients)
3. 1/2 cup water
4. 1/2 tablespoon glow powder
5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
The glow in the powder is from phosphorescent crystals. This powder absorbs light and then gives off the lovely glow over a length of time (before needing to be recharged). This glow occurs when electrons absorb energy from light, so make sure to find a sunny place.
When you play with your glow in the dark slime is a dark place, these same electrons produce a glow which is energy in the form of light we can see. There isn’t a chemical reaction that occurs except for the slime making process.
Check out another slime experiment demonstrated by Collins and Devan Key durring the Next Gen STEM
X-STEM All Access epsiode!