Moving slime – level 2

29-12-2022 07:00

Chinese scientists created a slime which can move.

The slime has very small magnets, and scientists moved it with other magnets. The slime moved through very narrow spaces and formed a circle around other objects. It could bend and change its shape to make the O and C letters.

The magnetic parts are toxic, but scientists covered them with silicone to make the slime safe. People on social media compared the slime to Flubber from the 1997 sci-fi movie. They said that it was amazing but a little scary, too.

Scientists hope that it can be possible to use the slime in the digestive system. For example, it can help people when they swallow a small object, such as a battery.

Difficult words: toxic (a very dangerous thing which can kill someone), silicone (a substance with no color, and which feels like rubber), digestive system (the body parts in the body, which take in food and drinks).

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