Nickelodeon: Slime in Space - A Virtual Field Trip

What happens when you send Nickelodeon slime to the International Space Station?

That’s exactly what a group of NASA astronauts set out to answer, and we want you and your kids to come along for the ride! This free 15-minute virtual field trip will take kids 250 miles above earth to see how slime, and water, react in a microgravity environment. It’s truly out of this world!

You’ll see just how far slime will travel when shot out of a giant syringe, and what happens when you pop a slime balloon in an environment where liquids are weightless. Will it float? Will it plop to the ground and make a huge mess? We’ll find out!

Along the way, kids will be introduced to key vocabulary terms like viscosity and hypothesis and learn about non-Newtonian fluids in a way that’s easy to understand. Plus, you’ll watch a group of students try to recreate the slime demonstrations on earth that the NASA astronauts did in space and compare the two. It’s truly a fantastic (wonderfully messy) way to learn.

Who should watch the virtual field trip? Anyone who loves science, space, and slime! Teachers and parents can show the field trip on its own or use the teaching materials and printables available on theĀ resources tab. These guides were created with grades 3-5 in mind but are easily adaptable to other ages.

Includes Teacher Guide, Slime in Space Bingo, Slime in Space Word Search, Slime in Space Fill-in-the-Blank, Slime Strocket, Stomp Rocket.


Chemistry, International Space Station & Research in Space, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Physics
K-6

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