Millikin chemistry students combine fun, science
Emily Talbott, a biology major at Millikin University was among a group of student scientists who shared their knowledge through demonstrations of chemical reactions at the Mount Zion District Library on March 1.
Talbott guided her group of young scientists through the steps of producing "slime" from glue, water, borax, and food coloring.
Talbott said that the thought of community events came from an invitation her group recieved from the Decatur Public Library.
"They wanted us to do something," she said. "I came up with experiments to do, that were easy for kids."
"The biggest seller was the slime, " Talbott said. "It's like silly putty. The kids take it home. It's nontoxic, won't stain. They get to play with it on the way home in the car."
Talbott is interested in presenting more experiments to children and welcomes invitations.