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Water Gel - Sodium Polyacrylate

Steve Spangler Science
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Product Overview

Ages 4+ / Grades PreK+
• Make water disappear like a magician
• This superabsorbent polymer powder soaks up 500-800 times its weight in water
• Turns from a powder to gel in just seconds
• Discover the secret powder used in diapers!

<bold>Make Water Disappear Like a Magician!</bold>

<bold>Amaze your friends while learning about hydrogels.</bold>

As seen on the Ellen DeGeneres show, and also known as slush powder, Water Gel turns from a powder to a gel in just seconds. Sodium polyacrylate absorbs from 500-800 times its weight in water and is actually the secret ingredient that’s used to absorb “liquid” in baby diapers! An Activity Guide with lots of fun, hands-on polymer science tricks to play on your friends is also included. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

<bold>How does it work?</bold>

When you add water to this superabsorbent polymer, it instantly turns from a liquid to a slushy solid. Each portion is one blue scoop, which measures to about 3 grams. There are about 33 portions in the jar.

<bold>What does it teach?</bold>

Water Gel is the perfect way to demonstrate how polymers work. The gel is a superabsorbent polymer that can help illustrate how farmers can save their crops in times of drought and what kind of material is in a baby diaper!

<bold>Super Absorbent Polymer Powder</bold>

Water Gel soaks up to 500 – 800 times its weight in water in seconds! It uses sodium polyacrylate – the secret ingredient used to absorb “liquid” in diapers!

<bold>Science Fair Connection</bold>

Turn Water Gel into a fun science fair project by simply identifying a variable (something that might change the outcome) in the experiment, then testing that variable, and correctly reporting the results.

<bold>Can You Reuse It?</bold>

Yes, you can reuse the Water Gel after you are done with your experiments. Just spread the polymer into a thin sheet to let the water evaporate. In about 2 weeks the gel will be back to its original powder form.


Brand Name
Steve Spangler Science
Age / Grade
Ages 4+ / Grades PreK+
Assembly Required
Steve Spangler Science