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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!

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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.

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Polymer Science Experiment

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

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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”

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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Learning Color Names

  Young children will have fun learning eleven different colors with these fun and free Color Puzzles.This colors printables is a fun way for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners to learn color names and work on color discrimination. This color matching game is perfect for early learners. SImply download pdf file with color activity for toddlers and you are ready to play and learn.  Looking for a fun and hands-on farm activity? Check out this sorting colors activity with a fun farm theme. Use these On the Farm Color Sorting Mats  to keep your toddler, preschool, pre-k and kindergarten students engaged and learning at the same time. Simply print farm printables for this coloru sorting activities.  dinosaur activities

Color Sorting Printables

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Learning Colors Activity

free printable color flashcards  Free Octopus Color Matching Pearl Color Matching Activity Young children will have fun learning eleven different colors with these fun and free Color Matching Worksheets. These color printables for preschool are a fun way for toddler, pre-k, and kindergarten age kids to work on color recognition with lack, blue, pink, red, orange, purple, green, yellow, brown, white, and gray. Simply print pdf file with Colour Matching Worksheets and you are ready to learn and play.

Color Printables

rainbow color matching game  If your child is learning their colors, they will love these free printable preschool painting worksheets. Grab these colors printables and color by code to work on color recognition with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. You can use paint, crayons, markers, bingo daubers, or any other material your child enjoys to complete these preschool color worksheets. Simply print pdf file with these Colors Worksheets and you are ready to play and learn! Help toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children work on color recognition with this color activity for preschoolers. This colors printable is such a fun way for kids to learn basic colors and color names too. These printable color puzzles are a preschool color activities free. Simply print pdf file with learning colors printables, print, and put together the puzzles to learn preschool colors of red, yellow, orange, pink, white, brown, black, green, and purple. This free pirate printables can be combiled into a mini book to teach colours name for kids. Each page focuses on a different color to helping learning colors for kids in preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade learn all about eleven different colors while practicing their handwriting skills and working on their fine motor skills. Simply print the Learning colors printables and you are ready to play and learn with this no-prep activity.

If your kids love slime - they are going to flip over making Rainbow Slime! Use this rainbow activity for kids as part of your next rainbow theme for spring or summer. This colorful slime recipe is also a really fun St Patricks day activity, a weather activity, or a color theme too!   Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade students will love this rainbow art ideas. Just follow our simple rainbow slime recipe and we will show you how to make rainbow slime. pretty rainbow craft for spring Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Have you ever tried making a Rainbow in a Jar project? If you haven't tried this classic density experiment, I'm going to show you how easy it is to make with a few common household items! This rainbow science experiment is so pretty and will amaze your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Try this rainbow experiment as part of a weather theme, St Patricks Day activity, a rainbow theme or a spring activity for kids. 

Color Activities for Kids

capillary-action-science-experiment-for-kids You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  edible sand for toddlers Kids are going to be wowed and amazed as they learn how to make rainbow crystals in this fun rainbow activity for kids! You can quickly and easily grow your own crystals with these fun spring activities for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.  This borax crystals science project is perfect for celebrating spring, as a St Patricks day activity, or a rainbow activity for preschoolers.

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About the author

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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