Watch How Hydrogel Balls Behave When Heated in a Frying Pan

It’s always an exciting moment when you discover new things by performing rather weird experiments. And when it comes to applying heat, something remarkable can happen.

Hydrogel balls are small, spherical balls made of water-absorbing polymers that are commonly used in gardening and landscaping among others, due to their ability to suck up and hold excess water. But for a curious noob scientist, they can open a new world of surprising possibilities.

Hydrogel Balls

It turns out, they have a rather peculiar reaction to heat when placed in a frying pan.

Cooking Hydrogel Balls

That is quite fascinating.

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