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Polymer Expanding Cubes
Can’t get enough Water Jelly Crystals? Crazy for Clear Spheres? Well, our never-tiring Polymer-ologists have searched high and low to bring you the newest polymer sensation… Polymer Cubes. This water absorbing polymer cubes CAN grow over 200 times their original size when you put them in water. Best of all, they help make the connection between math and science with a unique look at geometric shapes. Once you “grow” these water-filled expanding cubes, you won’t be able to put them down!
- 100 grams of Polymer Cubes (approximately 350 individual cubes)
- Activity Guide
What Does It Teach?
Like all of our fun and fascinating polymer products, these tiny cubes, teach a big lesson… in math, chemistry and the importance these thirsty cubes can play in maintaining a healthy environment. The possibilities for experimentation are endless when you drop these cubes in water. Try drying them out to see how quickly evaporation can take over… and then use them again and again. The included activity guide will guide you through making the math and science connection.
Cubes That Will Surprise Them
Young scientists will be in for a surprise when they see the Superabsorbent Polymer Water Cubes from Steve Spangler Science change size right before their eyes. Put the tiny polymer cubes in water, and they grow to over 200 times their original size. Try to get the children to guess how many cubes are in a glass or container and the growing cubes will fool them every time. Take the cubes out of the water and let them sit, and they shrink back to their original size and can then be used again. The gel cubes can even be measured at different time intervals to see how fast they grow, giving young scientists the opportunity to use both science and math in the same experiment. Use the Activity Guide that comes with the water absorbing polymer cubes, and the fun goes on for hours.
Recommended ages 6+.
Adult supervision required. DO NOT INGEST.
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