Want to grow your own body parts? We’re turning science into slime! A biomaterial is a material that interacts with a biological system, such as the human body.
Scientists are using biomaterials and stem cells to help find ways to fix or replace damaged body parts. Biomaterials used for organ repair are usually soft and flexible - a bit like SLIME!
Colourful beads - representing the Patients' cells
Food colouring - optional but adds that extra 'slime effect!
Step 1: Place your mixing beaker/bowl on the weighing scales and set the scales to 0.
Step 2: Weigh out 50g of hair conditioner and 100g of corn flour.
Step 3: Using your spatula, mix the ingredients together until evenly combined.
Step 4: Add 1 teaspoon of colourful beads/glitter/hundreds and thousands and 1 drop of food colouring (optional).
Step 5: Finally, remove the slime from the beaker and mould it together in your hands.
Download a copy of our Bioslime Recipe (PDF, 1.5MB) to keep or print-out to use while you make your own Bioslime at home!
Can the Hawk and Owl classes from Gainsborough School in Hackney make slime as well as our expert scientists?
Watch the likes of Radio 1Xtra DJ, Jeremiah Asiamah, and Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, get quizzed about their knowledge of Stem Cells and Biomaterials as they make their own their own Biomaterial scaffolds using slime!