Place these tiny, solid spheres in water, and in just a little while you will have your own water beads. These superabsorbent spheres are the newest craze around the Spangler Science offices! What starts out as a 3mm pebble, quickly becomes an approximately 20mm ball of jelly! Similar to our Water Jelly Crystals, these clear spheres absorb a lot of water, plus they maintain their spherical shape when they are done growing. Want colored Jelly Marbles? Just add our Fizzers Color Mixing tablets to the water and you’ll have your own colored water marbles. We’ll even provide one of our popular Mini-mixing Trays to perform amazing feats of color mixing with our Splash of Color experiment! Not only are these super absorbent water-filled spheres fun, they teach a valuable lesson about the power of polymers. In fact, Jelly Marbles are an example of amazing Hydrogels... superabsorbent polymers that are saving the environment. Whether you think they look like water marbles, water beads, or clear spheres, you'll want to get your hands on these squishy, water-filled Jelly Marbles. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.
- 1 25 gram pouch of Clear Spheres
- 1 Mini-mixing tray
- 3 Pipettes
- 1 Packet of True Colors coloring tablets
- 4 270 mL (9 oz.) plastic cups
- 1 Petri dish - 101 mm (4 in)
- 1 White measuring scoop
- 1 Baby Soda Bottle with cap
**Bottle cap color may vary.**
What Does It Teach?
Really nice kit review by Duds on 5/4/2013
I'm a student and these are quite fun to play around with. They don't seem to teach much about polymers in school, well at least they don't talk about how fun they can be.
Takes patience, but fun review by Ursula Boudreau on 3/23/2013
Both my boys enjoyed watching the jelly marbles grow, but 'right before your eyes' really means 2+ hours before you can start to get the full effect. We made red,blue and yellow ones when we got the kit and he filled the baby soda bottles and brought them to 'share' for school. Everyone oohed and ahhhed including his teacher. Even the before care bus driver wanted to feel the cool jelly marbles.
Super fun kit! review by Jennifer on 2/21/2013
I spent all day today with my 3 year old (who is very difficult to keep entertained) playing with jelly marbles. She loved mixing the colors in the tray and watching them slowly grow (we checked on them every hour). You get TONS of little marbles in the 25 gram bag. I feel like we hardly used any even though we played with about 50 marbles. The included activity ideas are enough to keep kids engaged for many many days. Thanks for such a wonderful learning experience!
These Jelly Marbles are very impressive. review by Lisa Paoletti on 2/1/2013
My 9 year old used this Jelly Marble Kit for her 3rd Grade Science Project. She had to give an oral presentation; her classmates and teacher were very impressed by her presentation. The price is inexpensive & this product is well worth it.
Loved 'em review by Penny Halder on 1/1/2013
Several members of my family-old and young alike have been watching the progress of the jelly marbles. Everyone was fascinated and when they were finished growing it was fun to feel them and watch them bounce.
Lots of fun review by Sam on 12/4/2012
My eight year olds love this kit. The jelly marbles are so cool. We put some in clear water and asked unsuspecting friends to put their hands in the water. They were surprised to find it filled with jelly marbles, which feel cool. We now are in the process of watching them get smaller out of the water. (A very long kitchen counter experiment). We tried the jelly marbles in colored water too as well as with Glow. The color fizzies are fun to watch dissolve in water and color it.
I love these jelly marbles! review by Kelly Lavoie on 10/23/2012
I used these as "ghosts eyeballs" in a spooky science show and the kids LOVED them. I also love that that are biodegradable and can be used over and over. Adults love them too!
Marbles review by j francus on 10/13/2012
Having so much fun with this product, it was great a party for a fun idea...
These are amazing! review by Jane Roscoe on 9/24/2012
I used these for a Sunday School lesson (to show how God helps us to see things more clearly), during a worship service (as magnifying lenses), and I plan to use these for Vacation Bible School (as eyeballs for an Egyptian canopic jar). Everyone, young and old, is amazed at these wondrous spheres that feel and look so interesting. This is a great product that can be used very creatively!
AWESOME review by Mike O'Connell on 8/10/2012
I found out about these from the Steve Spangler video on YouTube. I knew I had to get some to play around with. My friends' minds are all totally blown now.
This is a cute project review by Kacey on 7/2/2012
this is really fun for kids!
Happy Jelly Marbles review by Tamara Lewis on 5/31/2012
My daughter wanted the jelly marbles and chose to get them with her own allowance money, what a great purchase. You get everything for the money and wonderful learning activities meant for teachers, but just as good and even better for parents! Thanks!