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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

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.

Examples of natural polymers include silk, rubber, cellulose, wool, amber, keratin, collagen, starch, DNA, and shellac.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this simple, easy science experiment for kids that helps children understand what a polymer is. Plus it is super pretty with a great WOW factor that will impress toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergartners, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders alike!


Polymer Experiments

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


Polymer Science Experiment

Add two scoops Insta-Snow to each cup of colored water. (this is super cheap to buy!)


In a matter of seconds you will see this happen. It will grow and grow and grow as the water is absorbed it will make the polymer “grow”


If you leave your water white – it will turn into beautiful instant snow. If you put it in the fridge for a while it will even feel like snow!


Polymer Science Experiments

How beautiful is this polymer experiments chemistry for preschool, prek, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and grade students? It is so quick and easy you have no excuse but to add science for kids to your school day!

But wait, KEEP READING! There is a really cool extension activities you should try. This is such a fun, easy science experiment for kids.


Polymer Experiments 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!


Polymer Experiments at Home

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.

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. capillary-action-science-experiment-for-kids this is such a fun kids activity to learn about the human body for kids

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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! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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