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Ninth graders generate and analyze data to determine which and how much of two polymers best absorb oils, formulate procedure to accurately determine how many times its own weight particular polymer can absorb, and develop understanding of chemical nature and possible applications of various polymers.
9th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Science of Slime
Students create a borax solution to process the slime they are creating. With the sheer size of the PVA molecules, students get a real world example of how large organic molecules can become. The see the conductivity, malleability, solubility, hardness, melting point, and boiling point of the substance as they create it.
10th - 12th Science 5 Views 10 Downloads
Students mix two different solutions to become more familiar with molecules and polymers. In this chemistry lesson plan, students decide whether or not the reaction between two solutions is chemical or physical. Students then observe the newly made material and examine its properties.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students investigate what happens when mixing two solutions. In this solutions lesson, students experiment to explain what happens when mixing two solutions and to tell what polymers are. They follow directions carefully to complete an experiment in which they make a silly putty type material.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
In this molecular compounds instructional activity, students fill in 9 blanks with the appropriate terms related to bonding and molecules, they determine if 5 statements are true or false, they match 5 terms with their meanings and they solve 3 problems about atoms, molecules and compounds.
10th - 12th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
Building Blocks of Matter
Students view videos and worksheets and construct a model of a water molecule. In this atomic structure lesson, students view video clips and handouts about matter and nanoscience. They construct a model of a water molecule with marshmallows and toothpicks.
6th - 8th Science 17 Views 47 Downloads
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Students study chiral molecules and why they are important in carbohydrate and protein chemistry. They determine the different biochemical properties of molecules. They watch a teacher lead multimedia presentation and build models before designing a slideshow of their own.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 15 Downloads
Fabrics and Polymers
Students explore natural resources by reading a science story in class. In this fibers instructional activity, students identify and discuss the differences between fibers such as wool, silk, rayon, linen and cotton. Students identify the common uses of these fabrics and read a story called Poly Mer in class.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
DNA's Discovery and Structure
The history of our understanding of the DNA molecule is surveyed through the first half of this presentation. Once Watson and Crick are introduced, the focus shifts gears to the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule. That is all that you will find in this brief, but befitting set of slides.
7th - 12th Science 11 Views 45 Downloads
You'll Get The Point
Pupils investigate the concept of polymers by conducting an experiment and participating in a role playing assignment. They pierce a balloon with a bamboo skewer and answer lab questions related to the concept about the spaces between the molecules.
7th - 12th Science 6 Views 9 Downloads
Students explore the different types of polymers while participating in a hands-on activity. The students, themselves, will be the different atoms and molecules involved in making a polymer to help them learn about the structure of these unique molecules.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Polymers and Polymerization Reactions
Students analyze and identify polymers and polymerization reactions. They explore how they are formed as well as list their characteristics, main types and recognize their properties. Statements are given to explain when dehydration occurs between two monomer molecules.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads