Moving slime – level 1

29-12-2022 07:00

Chinese scientists make a slime. The slime can move.

The slime is full of very small magnets. They are dangerous for people. They are in a silicone substance. This makes them safe for people.

Scientists use magnets to move the slime. The slime gets through very narrow spaces. It can make a circle. It can make the O and C shape.

People on social media say that the slime looks like Flubber. Flubber is a substance from a 1997 sci-fi film.

Scientists say that the slime could help people who swallow something dangerous, for example, a battery.

Difficult words: silicone substance (a material which has no color, and it looks like rubber), narrow (little space between two things), swallow (to make food or drink go through the mouth and down to the stomach).

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