Solid Water will teach you how to turn ordinary water into a solid without freezing it! You heard right, ice is not the only solid form of water. You might think that the water disappears before your very eyes, but the secret is in the included Water Gel. Explore the wonders of polymers, discover the secret of baby diapers, and grow your own pet alligator... all using water. Track the alligator's growth each day by tracing it on graph paper.
What does it teach?
Solid water uses Water Gel powder, which is a superabsorbent polymer. This polymer absorbs 800x to 1000x times its weight in water and instantly turns into a solid. The Water Gel polymer is even on the inside of your growing alligator, expanding to make it grow day after day.
Peggy - October 16, 2011
I used Solid Water as part of a Science Magic program at the library. It was pretty spectacular as I poured the water in a cup that had a small amount of the polymer in the bottom. I then attempted to pour the water on the head of one of the kids. As expected no water came out. I then added salt to the cup and was then able to pour the water out. Great science/magic trick!