Experiment with Diaper Science!
This activity is designed to serve as an introduction to polymer chemistry. Sound fancy? Have no fear – you'll be using the material found inside of a baby’s diaper!
What You Need:
- Absorbent diaper
- 1 gallon zip-closing plastic bag
- Small plastic cups
- Food coloring
- Plastic tablespoon measure
- Safety goggles (optional)
Caution: the powdered chemical found in the absorbent diaper will irritate the nasal membranes if inhaled. If your child has asthma this activity should not be conducted.