Mystery Science, a fab resource for teachers and parents

  We are always excited to try out new ways to have fun with science, and the prospect of “open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science” sounded a perfect way to add to our activities without greatly adding to my preparation time (evening are, after all, busy with folding socks and picking up...

Xanthan gum slime – home made mucus from kitchen cupboard ingredients

 I discovered a new idea for making slime a couple of weeks ago.  I got a book by ethnobotanist James Wong for my birthday, and in it there was a recipe for making a hair mask using xanthan gum as a thickener.  This stuff was seriously slippery and gloopy...