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Full STEAM ahead

Krystle Wagner • Jan 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM

SPRING LAKE — Children excitedly called out to add more ingredients to the bowl of slime.

One-by-one, they took turns adding such things as glue, baking soda, and contact solution and water to make slime during Spring Lake District Library’s Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead program Thursday afternoon.

S.T.E.A.M. is a combination of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Riley Johnson, 10, explained that it involves using your entire brain and mixing ingredients together.

“It’s science, and you get to do experiments,” added Maggie Cutler, 9.

After the ingredients were mixed together, the children took turns kneading the slime and playing with it.

As Isabella Michael kneaded a blue concoction, she said she wanted to participate in the event because it’s fun making slime. She previously participated in other Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead events, such as making gingerbread houses and Legos.

Conner Sakel, 8, said he’s made slime before at home. However, he enjoyed the afternoon event.

“It’s fun because you get to keep some,” he said.

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