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Kacey and I wrote an article about the many versions of “Slime” or “Gak” or whatever you would like to call it in Chem 13 News, October 2016. At that time, Jean Hein, editor, showed us a Canadian advisory update which expressed the potential health hazards of using borax.
[This is reprinted from the fall 2017 issue of ACCN, The Canadian Chemical News, www.cheminst.ca/magazine. We thought readers would be interested in hearing what Michael Jansen, a high school teacher and regular Chem 13 News columnist, has to say to the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) — similar to the American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry.
Why does one attend ChemEd? Welllll (good Texas word!), one just never knows what is going to be shared. At this year's ChemEd in Brookings, South Dakota, at South Dakota State University, we suffered from curiosity.
Each letter represents another letter in the alphabet. Each chemical “term” matches the definition of how this aspect of chemistry relates to the Winter Olympics. As a clue, the terms are listed in alphabetic order.