Just imagine if the solution to an oil 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 that can be easily removed from the surface of the water. It’s more than just a dream… Oil Spill Polymer is changing the way environmental scientists approach oil spills and waste management problems. The results are amazing, and you can experience the polymer yourself with the Oil Spill Polymer kit!
This amazing science kit includes a patented oil polymer and enough Marvel Mystery Oil (similar in chemical composition to crude oil) to repeat the science demonstration a dozen times. Also included is a science activity guide with information on oil polymer chemistry, lots of ideas for demonstrations and a follow-up inquiry-based science activities. Great for science fair experiments!
Recommended for children ages 8 and up.
DON’T FORGET! Like with all of our SICK Science kits, you’ll receive a URL link and QR code to access the experiment video, as well as an exclusive Take It Further video featuring Steve Spangler!
- 16 oz bottle of Marvel Mystery Oil
- 150 grams of Oil Spill Polymer
- 4 – 16 oz clear, plastic cups
- Experiment and Take It Further videos (URL link and QR code)
- Step-by-step, color activity guide
Enough to perform the demonstration about a dozen times!
What Does It Teach?
The SICK Science series covers a ton of science from a broad spectrum of fields. From optical illusions and color mixing to centripetal force and physics, you can find a use for every experiment in the series. Each SICK Science kit provides young scientists an opportunity to explore the world around them and engage with the properties that make science so amazing.
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