Growing creatures are made out of a superabsorbent polymer that soaks up water. The polymer is similar to the non-toxic chemical used in baby diapers. Don't overlook the educational value of these inexpensive toys. Check out the Growing Creatures book for some great teacher-developed ideas.
About Steve Spangler…
Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. Spangler is probably best known for his Mentos and Diet Coke geyser experiment that went viral in. Spangler is the founder of www.SteveSpanglerScience.com, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of science toys, classroom science demonstrations, teacher resources and home for Spangler's popular science experiment archive and video collection. Spangler is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Denver 9 News where he takes classroom science experiments to the extreme. For teachers, parents or DIY Science ideas – check out other sources of learning:
Join the Science Club and check out other cool science experiments at - http://www.SteveSpanglerScience.com
Sign up to receive a FREE Experiment of the Week- http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment-of-the-week
Attend a Spangler Hands-on Science Workshop for Teachers - http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/training
Watch Steve on Local and National Media Appearances on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SpanglerScienceTV
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