Explore the molecule-twisting, mind-bending chemistry behind polymers with our favorite collection of water-absorbing powders, crystals and spheres. We can't imagine a better kit to supply you with all of our erupting, growing polymers in one pail.
Spin a water vortex in two soda bottles with a classic science toy called a Tornado Tube®. Comes with some of Steve Spangler’s favorite variations. All SICK Science kits come with online access to instructional videos.
Over the years we've sold tons... literally... of Water Jelly Crystals to customers around the world eager to take advantage of the crystals' water-saving properties in their gardens. So, it only made sense that when we took on our own landscaping project that we put these superabsorbing polymers to the test.
When the big day came, you could here me reminding our [...]
There's always a buzz this time of year about ways to conserve water as we head into the hot and dry summer months (but remember that there's no such thing as global warning!) Aside from reducing the amount of water we use, the water-wise are turning to water-absorbing polymers as a way to reduce watering times by 50 to 80%. These [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
If you have kids, you've seen the commercials - buy a magic powder, add it to the bath and have a squishy bath. Squishy Baff works when you fill the bath with water, add a special colored powder, and the bath water turns to a soupy, mushy, squishy bath. Then have the kids climb in and have [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
We have reached Day #6, our halfway point in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Larry's Lab Polymer Science Kit.
Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and [...]
With the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico growing everyday, people around the country are trying to find ways to clean it up. Just imagine if the solution to the spill was this simple: sprinkle a small amount of a non-toxic powder onto the layer of oil and in seconds the powder bonds to the oil, forming a sponge-like material [...]
While I've been winding down from my media tour as the 4-H National Experiment Spokesperson, kids across the country have been exploring the powerful water-absorbing qualities of these amazing hydrogels. From Georgia to Hawaii, I've read articles about kids tearing open those baby diapers, shaking out the polymers and digging their hands into science. 4-H coordinators across the country helped get [...]
I'm excited to announce my partnership with the National 4-H Council to serve as their national spokesperson for the first-ever National Science Experiment. When I first spoke with the people at 4-H, I must admit that I was not aware of their dedication for teaching science, technology and engineering as part of their Youth Development Program. Their efforts to give youth [...]
The last time I did the weather report on 9News, the switchboard lit up with confused viewers. I neglected to mention that the snow was faux snow... created by mixing water with Insta Snow. The request to do the Insta Snow demonstration came from a viewer who wanted to cover her lawn in fake snow. Is it possible? Sure... anything is [...]