(CBS News) As a kid growing up, I was a fan of Nickelodeon classics like "You Can't Do That On Television" and "Double Dare." (Yes, I'm dating myself...) And those shows, along with my always-present fascination with science, had me very excited when I came across this video. Watch and learn above how to make the "perfect slime" and get ready to have a gooey, good time soon!
The chemistry clip made fun comes courtesy of HouseholdHacker, who have graced The Feed many times in the past with a variety of great tips and tricks, and who helpfully also write out the instructions on creating the goo as a supplement to their latest video:
I used 500ml of Polyvinyl Alcohol and 50ml of borax Solution.
First I'll pour 50ml of Borax solution into 500ml of PolyVinyl Alcohol. Grab a stirring rod and go to town. Now as I start stirring, Chemical bonds will began breaking while new bonds form.
This links the atoms and molecules together forming a molecular net that will trap all the water. This net is what allows the slime to flow slowly as opposed to flowing like normal water would.
We end up with an amazingly realistic slime that is safe to handle and play with.Alright, so the slime is a bit more visually in line with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (another major nostalgia for me) than the wet and solid slime of the two shows referenced. But it's still undeniably cool, and an experiment I'm personally looking forward to trying out this weekend. And to check out even more fun and educational video lessons from Household Hacker, be sure to see our previous posts by clicking here or you can go to their YouTube page by clicking here.