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Testing for Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates
Students perform tests for the presence of certain macromolecules. In this health and biology lesson, students rotate in groups to three lab stations and perform tests for proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates found in familiar foods.
5th - 10th Science 73 Views 214 Downloads
Teflon Tape Secret Message
Little learners will have fun playing with plastic if you do this activity with them. Have them write a message on Teflon tape, disguise it, and then pass it to a friend to decode. What they will find is that some polymers have an amazing ability to stretch in one direction, and then be pulled back into shape.
1 min 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Wonderful World of Polymers
Seventh graders investigate the concept of polymers. They discover unique properties and how polymers are natural. The lesson contains sufficient background information for the teacher. Students examine different types of materials and complete a KWL chart during the experiment.
7th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
EGG-cellent POLYMER PACKAGING DESIGN
Young scholars investigate the concept of a polymer using an experimental design of protecting an egg in a bookbag. They test the properties of polymers and form an educated solution to the proposed problem. Then they describe the steps used in the designing of the polymer.
7th - 9th Science 5 Views 12 Downloads
Introduce viewers to the organic compounds with this presentation. It does not contain much information; it is mostly comprised of bullet points for each topic: monomers, polymers, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. No notes are included, so you will need to design your own lecture to go with the slide show.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads
Edible Slime - the Polymer You Can Eat!
Students identify that nature polymers like alginate from seaweed and that sodium alginate plus ions creates a slime that they can actually eat. They also identify and interpret that when sodium alginate and calcium acetate when water is added to them.
1st - 8th Science 5 Views 17 Downloads
Skewer Through the Balloon
What a terrific demonstration! Watch Steve Spangler stick a wooden skewer through a balloon. He demonstrates the effect of stretching polymers with this amazing activity. Use it during your chemistry class when studying molecules.
3 mins 6th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Chapter 6 - Bonds
Although there are only 16 questions here, this chemistry handout makes a terrific unit assessment. It queries youngsters on the properties of ionic and covalent compounds, relates bond length tho stability and enrgy, compares polar and nonpolar covalent bonds, and addresses VSEPR theory.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 47 Downloads
Baby Diaper Secret
Have investigators tear apart a fresh disposable diaper to examine the highly absorbent sodium polyacrylate ingredient. This is an absorbing activity for young chemists when studying the properties of polymers. They experience firsthand how polymers are put to practical use!
1 min 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Chemistry of Carbon - Building Blocks of Life
A great review of the structure and function of carbon-based molecules important to life, especially with relevance to humans. The chemistry behind the combination of polymers and the breakdown of bonds is covered. Valuable content in this slideshow is the collection of diagrams of each functional group.
9th - 12th Science 46 Views 179 Downloads
Ice Ice Baby! The Design and Preparation of A Reusable Ice Pack
Students explore polymers by designing and preparing an inexpensive and effective reusable ice pack. They develop and test a design for a reusable ice pack in the science lab. Students apply chemical and physical properties of polymers and their uses while creating the ice pack.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads