Welcome to the ultimate Water Jelly Crystal laboratory! Our scientists have been hard at work putting together this comprehensive kit full of ooey, gooey, crystal fun! The 10 hands-on experiments will get everyone excited and amazed about the wonder world of polymers! Make your own Rainbow Test Tube, create a Ghost Crystal and so much more with our Water Jelly Crystal kit. Water Jelly Crystals are an example of amazing Hydrogels... superabsorbent polymers that are saving the environment. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
- 7 Kid instruction cards
- 1 40 gram pouch of Water Jelly Crystals
- 1 Packet of coloring tablets
- 4 Plastic cups
- 6 Baby Soda Bottles with caps
- 1 Baby Soda Bottle filled with vegetable oil
- 4 Zipper-lock bags
- 1 Petri dish
- 1 Blue measuring scoop
- 1 Baby Soda Bottle Rack
What does it teach?Water Jelly Crystals are a type of super-thirsty, superabsorbent polymers. Another word for Water Jelly Crystal is Hydrogel. The included “kid-friendly” instruction cards will guide even the youngest scientist through key polymer concepts. Get ready for a crash course in these unusual crystals!
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Most teachers are required to obtain an MSDS on every chemical in their classroom. Without proper training, however, MSDS information can be quite intimidating and could possibly lead a person to the wrong conclusion about the safety of a product. For example, would you consider water to be a safe chemical? Sure it's safe... it's water! But try reading the MSDS on water and you might be surprised. "FIRST AID: Call a physician, seek medical attention for further treatment, observation and support after first aid. Inhalation: Remove to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped give artificial respiration immediately." Sounds frightening... and it's just water! If you request an MSDS on any product, make sure you understand what you're reading beforejumping to any conclusions. Any chemical can pose safety concerns (yes, even water). The best advice we can give parents, teachers or any adult supervisor is to read and follow the directions carefully. Look for phrases like "non-hazardous" or "not expected to be a health risk". If you have any questions, pick up the phone and call. Most importantly, if an accident happens, seek help immediately.
water Jelly Kit
Kellie Nachmias - February 6, 2010
I teach the after school science club at my school as well as teach 5th grade. I am an avid Steve Spangler fan. I also am the Science FAir coordinator at Oak Park! The water crystals were fun, easily observable and allow myself to create a plethora of lessons focusing on different science skills. Examples of some of the lessons I used them for was physical change, germination and root view, density, measurement, matter. etc.