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A fifteen-slide presentation helps you teach your young chemists about monomers and polymers. You will find many graphics, some of them colorful, and bullet-point style notes on each slide. Although the presentation is informative, previous knowledge of intermolecular bonds is required to understand the material.
Blend chemistry with cooking in this exploration of polymers, carbohydrates, and food science. Experimenting with gelatin produces concrete examples of the bonding and ploymerization discussed in the lesson. Copious, comprehensive teacher resource links are attached, so give yourself time (and don't give up!) to read and digest the information if chemistry is not your strong suit.
Students investigate plastics and learn they are giant molecules made of carbon atoms. In this polymers and plastics lesson, students perform 3 activities which all include making polymers from household items such as milk and vinegar, glue and borax and acetone and foam peanuts.