Learning science with slime

Year 5 students Taleiha Wallam and Monique Riley making slime. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d421146
Year 5 students Taleiha Wallam and Monique Riley making slime. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d421146

Part of the University’s BASF Kids’ Lab program, the students were part of more than 900 last week who learnt to create interesting things using science such as their own hair gel, body lotion and slime.

Curtin University dean of science Jo Ward said the program was aimed at helping children to explore and understand the important role chemistry plays in everyday life.

‘Science is key to understanding and addressing the big problems that we are currently facing nationally and internationally,’ she said.

‘This program is an important and exciting way to encourage young people to connect with science.’