Science Gets Gluey and Gooey


John Quincy Adams Elementary second-grade students experienced a hands-on Science Workshop entitled "Gluey & Gooey Chemistry." Scientists from the Long Island Science Center visited the school for this interactive program in which students created glue using milk and other simple household materials.

The student scientists applied their measurement and mathematics skills to concoct the sticky substance and continued their experimentation, combining additional molecules to create new materials. Throughout the program students articulated their observations and made predictions as to the unique chemical reactions of the glue.

The Long Island Science Center, located in Riverhead, is an organization that encourages student enthusiasm and excitement for learning, and stimulates discovery and creativity through science exploration.