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Jelly Marbles: The Versatility of Polymers

I love to play with Water Jelly Marbles.  These polymer orbs have so many uses, from play to gardening to home decorating to party fun and who only knows how many other uses. Who could ever guess that a pinch of tiny rock-hard "things"…
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Dismembered Polymer Body Parts, Days 2 & 3

You saw how tiny the dry polymer body parts were in my first post about dismembered body parts.  Polymers absorb the liquid quickly, some more quickly than others, but all absorb pretty fast.  Our dismembered polymer body parts, packed away…
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Water Jelly Crystals Give Lesson in Transformation and Potential

Sometimes, our students need a little reminder that if they just wait, if they just have a little patience, wonderful things can happen. Many students don't understand this concept unless they see a tangible example of it, and Steve Spangler's…
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4-H Hydrogel Experiment Travels Cross-Country

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…

Scientists Use Hydrogel to "Grow" Synthetic Tree

After announcing that I am honored to act as the National Spokesperson for 4-H's National Youth Science Day, I have been keeping up with lots of news about the use of Hydrogels in modern science.  Here at Steve Spangler Science, we have been…

Putting Water Jelly Crytals to the Test

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…
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Growing Upside Down Tomatoes

Want to plant some tomatoes, upside down? It's easy using our Water Jelly Crystals - a special superabsorbent polymer that absorbs about 150 times its weight in water and releases it to the plant. Over the years, we've used Water Jelly Crystals…