Email icon

Polymer Snow Tube NGSS

SKU #GB-270
Availability: In Stock
Qty.
Create your own winter wonderland in just a few seconds!

Description

Polymer snow is made of tiny white grains of a special hydrophilic (water-loving) polymer. Just add water and the polymer grains will absorb the water molecules by osmosis and increase to 100 times their original size! As the water evaporates, they will shrink to their original size, ready to use again. Create your own winter wonderland in just a few seconds! Snow comes in a 5.5" plastic test tube. About 17 g.

Video

NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

2-PS1-2

Students can analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

5-PS1-3

Students can use Instant Snow Powder to make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

5-PS1-4

Students can use Instant Snow Powder to conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

MS-PS1-2

Students can analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

MS-PS1-6

Students can use Instant Snow Powder to undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical process.

ETS1.B

A solution needs to be tested, and then modified on the basis of the test results in order to improve it.

MS-PS1-4

Students can use Instant Snow Powder to develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

HS-PS1-4

Students can use Instant Snow Powder to develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.

HS-PS1-5

Students can use Instant Snow Powder as evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which the reaction occurs.

HS-PS2-6

Students will observe and communicate scientific information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of a material.

HS-PS1-7

Students can use Instant Snow Powder to construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

DCI/HS1.B
HS-PS1-4
HS-PS1-5

Students can use Instant Snow Powder to feel the bonds during the endothermic and exothermic reactions.

2-PS1-2

Students can conduct simple tests using Instant Snow Powder to better understand the rate at which the polymers absorb or evaporate water. Information gathered can be used as evidence to support or refute student ideas about hydrophilic (water loving) materials.

MS-PS1-2

Students can analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

HS-PS2-6

Students will observe and communicate scientific information about why the substance is able to absorb so much water. Further study of the structure of the hydrophilic polymers will help students to understand that the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of a material.

 

*NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

Q & A



You May Also Like