This kit has some of the coolest, most amazing polymers the toy researchers at Steve Spangler Science have ever seen! Learn about superabsorbent polymers and where they might be found in day-to-day life. Take the science of polymers further with this Spangler Science Club exclusive STEM kit which includes two guides specifically designed for the integration of a young scientist working with an adult science helper. The kit comes loaded with 10 labs to be performed, take it further suggestions, and all the science explanations your young scientist will be looking for.
The kit comes with the essential materials you’ll need to conduct many experiments, take-it-further activities, and challenges for 1 – 4 children per kit. You’ll also receive two instruction guides – one for the young scientist and a top secret document for the adult science helper. The easy to follow step-by-step instructions guide the learner through the scientific method while providing open-ended activities to promote further learning. The adult helper’s top secret document contains the science explanation behind all of the experiments and answers to all of the science questions. Best of all, you’ll receive helpful tips and suggestions for ways to work with your child to create an unforgettable learning experience.
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult supervision.
What Does It Teach?
The primary theme of this kit is polymers, especially focused on superabsorbent polymers such as Water Gel. The kit works towards understanding the differences between a hydrophobic and hydrophilic polymers. One of the labs includes color mixing technique and another focuses on observations during a week long activity which lends nicely to a science fair project if you choose.
Science Fair Connections
The take-it-further challenges featured throughout the kit are great starting points for any science fair project. With the help and guidance from the adult science helper, it will be easy to focus in on any one of the experiments and create a great science fair project.
- What type of water results in the largest growing creature?
- What temperature water works best with Water Gel?