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Kid Science: Polymers

Polymers are groups of molecules that are connected to create a tangible object. Like plastic. The polymers in plastic are flexible, and actually move to form around a pencil poked through the bag to create a seal so that water doesn’t flow through. Try this experiment out to see polymers in action!

The steps:

1. Pour water into a plastic bag.

Kix Magic Bag Science Experiment

2. Seal the bag.

FIll a storage bag with water and seal.

3. Carefully push a sharp pencil through both sides of the bag.

Slowly push a pencil through the bag.

See how the water stays in the bag.

4. When ready release the pencils over a bowl or sink.

Place over a bowl or the sink, and pull out the pencils.