First I should tell you what Yuck is. Well, honestly I don't really know. I know it is a polymer and I now know the definition of a polymer, but Yuck is still hard to explain. Yuck comes in different textures and each hydrates to a different consistency that is described by its name - 'Snowy' Yuck looks like snow when it is hydrated, Chunky is chunks, etc.
iSecond, you may wonder what you do with Yuck. Well, it is definitely an interesting way to study polymers. There are several fun games you can play with it. Some of my crewmates mentioned sprouting seeds it in - read some of the reviews to see if that was a success. Oh, and my sister and I...
...wait - First maybe I'll tell you about our experimentation with Yuck.
We started with Chunky Yuck. Chunky has the largest particles and therefore takes the most time to fully absorb the water.
|Adding water to Chunky Yuck|
|Chunky Yuck in water|
|Fully hydrated Chunky Yuck|
The chunky yuck takes the longest to hydrate. We did the other three very quickly:
|Saucy Yuck as it absorbs our water|
|It was similar in texture to applesauce|
|The fine white powder absorbs the water so quickly!|
|Really looks like snow! It isn't cold and won't pack into snowballs.|
|Add salt to a little Snowy Yuck - watch what happens!|
|We learned instantly that we should have stirred AS we added the water to Sticky!|
|Dad stirred and stirred the Sticky Yuck and success! - a consistency similar to snot. (Hmmm... should I really call that success??)|
|You can even blow bubbles in it. We didn't let MT try this - be careful to blow not suck!|
The science part was fun, but the Sticky Yuck just begged to be used in a practical joke! So...I asked my sweet sister to help me out.
We asked Rich (our brother) and Unk (might as well be our brother) to pose for a little family photo with their dear sisters (Jill & I) then as Maggie snapped the photo, Jill & I pretended to sneeze and 'slimed' them with Sticky Yuck! Hee Hee! Ahem, I mean,um, all in the name of Science and product reviews!
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