How To: Make silly putty at home, just like NASA

Make silly putty at home, just like NASA

NASA has invented the T-RAD Device, a.k.a. Goo Gun. Astronauts aboard the STS-120 will test the effectiveness of the pre-ceramic polymer in its ability to repair damaged shuttle tiles. To make connections to the mission, in this video tutorial, Dr. Diana teaches you how to make your own silly putty, also a polymer, at home.

So, to make your own silly putty, you'll need some Elmer's Glue-All, liquid starch, and food coloring. Or, you can make silly putty with Elmer's Glue-All, 20 Mule Team Borax Natural Laundry Booster, water, and food coloring. Then, with the combined scientific reaction, you'll have stretching and bouncing silly putty for anyone to enjoy, especially your kids.

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1 Comment

Very informative. Something wrong with the volume though!

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