Slime Humor

Educational Innovations Newsletter - HumorLet’s face it—slime is funny stuff!  You don’t have to be a slug or snail to appreciate the humor in this slippery, squishy, non-Newtonian fluid. Enjoy our slime humor!

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, we invite you to share it as a comment below.

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Slime Discussion Starters

Educational Innovations Newsletter - Discussion StartersSlime, oobleck, and other non-Newtonian fluids are always fun to present in class because they’re so surprising and… well… gooey!  Whether you’re teaching in kindergarten or college, non-Newtonian fluids are always a hit.  They are also a fantastic way to start a discussion on polymers, cross-linking, viscosity, and many other important chemical principles.

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Slime TV

Educational Innovations Newsletter - EI TVCertain things need to be seen to be believed.  Two guys playing soccer in a pool filled with slime—without sinking!— is certainly in that category.  Enjoy our collection of educational (and entertaining) videos about non-Newtonian fluids.  We think you’ll want to share them with your students.  Who knows, maybe you’ll build your OWN pool of slime!  If you come across an interesting video on slime, oobleck, or other gooey substances, please share with us in the comments section below. Read the rest of this entry »

Slime in the News

Educational Innovations Newsletter - In the NewsWhen we check the headlines each day, we’re usually not expecting to read about slime (unless it’s a review for Ghostbusters).  But lo and behold, there’s all sorts of slimy news to be found!

Slime in caverns, on rooftops, underwater, and more.  Read on for our gooey assortment of news related to slime, oobleck, and other non-Newtonian fluids.

If you find an interesting (and slimy) story, please share with us in the comments below!

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Slime Lesson

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Non-Newtonian fluids are wonderful teaching tools for students of any age.  Just bring some slime, honey, ketchup, or sour cream into your classroom and the learning begins!  This fun lesson and worksheet makes it easy to teach students how to identify the properties of solids, liquids, and non-Newtonian fluids.

Lesson credit:  University of Waikato, New Zealand (

Click on the image below for a full-size, printable PDF version of this 3-page lesson.  Enjoy!

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