Steve Spangler Science: Water Gel Tricks and Pranks

This mysterious powder makes water disappear and is the perfect tool for pranks, tricks and the science fair.

Steve Spangler Science’s Water Gel is the perfect tool for teaching and learning about hydrogels and superabsorbent polymers. This white powder is able to absorb over 100x its own weight in water and it can be useful to farmers and ranchers in times of drought. What you may not have known about this amazing polymer, is that it’s also the perfect prop for pranksters and magic tricks. We’ve got a sweet prank and two “magic” tricks for you to check out.

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Chemistry, Polymers
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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