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Colorful Polymer Chemistry Experiment

Kids are going to go nuts about this easy, colorful polymer chemistry science experiment.

Easy Colorful Polymer Chemistry Experiment - this fun science experiment is perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade and more. Making this insta snow is great for summer science, science camp, summer camp, and more. #scienceexperiments #kidsactivities #instasnow

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Colorful Polymer Chemistry Experiment


Start off your science experiment by putting 1/2 cup warm water in 8 cups. Now add food coloring to make yellow, orange, red, pink, light green, green, blue, purple.


Add two scoops Insta-Snow to each cup of colored water.


In a matter of seconds you will see this happen – your colored water will turn into instant snow. If you put it in the fridge for a while it will even feel like snow!


What is a Polymer?

The word polymer means a long chain of molecules. In this experiment many molecules were combined into one – the super absorbent polymer sodium polyacrylate Insta-Snow.


Besides being a pretty WOW experiment for kids, there are a three really cool extension activities you should try. This is such a fun, easy science experiment for kids.


Have kids add more water and see the instant snow fluff up more and more! They will be me amazed at how much bigger the snow gets.

Plus kids will have a blast touching and playing with the fluffy texture!


Next, try adding several teaspoons of salt to your colorful polymer cups and watch as almost instantly it turns back into a liquid with the sodium polyacrylate just floating around. This is such a fun chemistry science experiment for kids of all ages.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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