Gross Science

We completed a gross science kit that was, gross.

My kids got this Curiosity Science Kit for a birthday gift – I believe a few years ago. I found the kit and could not hide it from them again. This weekend, we settled down with making ear wax, snot, and plaque.

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First up was the simulated ear wax. The kids wanted to dive right into the creation, but I made them listen to the information packet about the purpose of ear wax.

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Za playing with the fake ear.

We mixed corn syrup, a thickener (I believe it was Borax) and dye to create the ear wax for our first gross science.

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A huge cupful of wax.

We had extra stuff, and since the ear was so large – all of that cup of wax went in the ear. Onto our second gross science experiment – snot.

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Model Za.

They were most excited for this one, perhaps because we just finished the longest winter ever where we had plenty of sick days. We learned that snot is normally yellow and green happens when you are sick. No mention of clear…

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The snot included corn syrup, glue, and some thickener. Plus plenty of green dye.

Then the kids found fake bugs and stuck them in the fake snot.

Finally we finished with plaque. The informational section shared that plaque is bacteria and this is why you must brush your teeth.

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The final products, that the kids set around the house:

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Our lovely, gross science for the day. I enjoyed the informational pieces, but was bummed that the plastic containers were not recyclable. No numbers! Overall, it was a good hour of science fun.

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One Response to Gross Science

  1. This is… indeed, gross!

    Kids love this kind of stuff though, hey?!

    Sounds like it kept them busy for a while too.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

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