Science Gone Fun ® sodium polyacrylate (diaper polymer) is a material that can absorb up to 600 times its weight in aqueous fluids.

 

How does it work? Just mix a cup of water with a scoop of Diaaaper polymer, and within seconds, the liquid turns into a solid gel.

 

It is excellent magic fun for parties and school science projects.

 

The hands-on project takes an inside look at the polymer in diapers that make them absorbent.

 

The Secret of the Vanishing Water: How does chemistry help seal away water in diapers and other absorbent products? Try this Science Gone Fun®Diaper Polymer to find out!

 

Magic trick:

  • Put a scoop of those tiny crystals polymer into a small cup.
  • Fill the cup with about 4 ounces of water. Watch the polymer absorb the water and turn in to thicken clear gel.
  • Observe the gel that the polymer and water create. Then, turn the cup upside down and see how it has solidified. Now you know the super, moisture-absorbing secret hiding in the lining of a baby diaper.

 

Make ice pack: Packing some of this stuff into an airtight bag and freezing it overnight to make an improvised ice pack that won't leak.

Extract water from superabsorbent polymer: Add a teaspoon of salt or acid, stir it with a spoon, and watch what happens. Salt messes up the gel's water-holding abilities.

 

You can create a science fair project by identifying a variable or something to change in this experiment.

 

You can use food coloring (Not including) to change the color of the gels.

Diaper Polymers 8 oz.

SKU: 30dp8oz