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95 resources with the keyterm polymer

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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
9:50
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Steve Spangler on The Ellen Show

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A lot goes on during this visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show. During the first segment, Spangler demonstrates the ability of the human body to act as a conductor of electricity and he shows the clean burning properties of hydrogen and...
3:33
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Oil Absorbing Polymer

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This episode does a good job of showing a really good way to perform the classic science experiment which involves separating oil from water. Spangler shows a chemical that "hooks onto" the oil that has been dumped into a container of...
9:50
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Steve's February Ellen Appearance

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A lot goes on during this visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show. During the first segment, Spangler demonstrates the ability of the human body to act as a conductor of electricity and he shows the clean burning properties of hydrogen and...
3:33
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Oil Absorbing Polymer

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This episode does a good job of showing a really good way to perform the classic science experiment which involves separating oil from water. Spangler shows a chemical that "hooks onto" the oil that has been dumped into a container of...
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Grocery Bag

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Chemists are stretched to their limits with a polymer lesson. They cut strips from a plastic shopping bag and hang weights from them to discover which holds the most. The also pull Velcro apart in a similar investigation. Thorough...
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Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Thiokoll® (Polysulfide Rubber)

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
This lab activity is geared toward experienced chemistry learners, in particular, those who are familiar with organic chemistry. They will create a synthetic elastomer  and then make observations and measurements of its different...
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Sorting Plastics For Recycling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
First, young chemists practice polymer identification by density and flame tests. With the data collected, they propose a method of separating polyethylene from other plastics and determine what property makes it desirable for recycling....
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The Influence of Initiator Concentration on the Molecular Weight of Polystyrene

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
This in-depth organic chemistry lab walks learners through an investigation of the effect of initiator concentration on the resulting molecular weight of polystyrene. It is important that you use this lesson with experienced chemistry...
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Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Two Types of Polyesters

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
College-level or AP chemists use phthalic anhydride to synthesize two different polyesters, one linear and one cross-linked in structure. A detailed materials list and well-written procedures are provided on a lab sheet. Learners write...
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Review of Ionic and Covalent Compounds and Transitioning from Ionic to Covalent Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a unique assigment: compare and contrast ionic and covalent compounds in an extensive data table and then analyze Lewis dot structures in antoher. Three columns are to befilled in: "characteristic or feature," "applies to ionic...
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Nucleic Acids ~ Information Storage and Energy Transfer

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This is a polished presentation of the nucleic acids. It is unique in that it examines both the genetic material and the energy molecules. Usually these are addressed separately even though they are both nucleic acids. This approach is...
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Carbon Bonds in Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Venture into the world of macromolecules with three exciting, distinct laboratory activities. Young chemists examine the forms of carbon and discover how they are associated with atomic arrangement, construct models of carbon-containing...
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A Century of Plastics

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about polymer materials, engineer trainees examine how plastics have been integrated into everyday products. In groups, they compile a list of products made entirely without plastics and then, as a closing activity, try to...
3:00
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Skewer Through the Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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.
1:26
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Shrinking Styrofoam Cup

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Show your learners how to make a Styrofoam cup shrink. Steve Spangler demonstrates how you can use a pressure cooker to create a miniature Styrofoam cup. This could be used to kick off a variety of lessons focused on chemical reactions...
1:04
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Oozing Pumpkin

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Make a Halloween pumpkin foam at the mouth! Using hydrogen peroxide, toothpaste, and yeast, you can recreate this chemical reaction in your classroom. It can lead to a discussion of the way ingredients mix together to make a new...
2:54
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Cornstarch Monsters

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Using sound waves, Steve Spangler demonstrates the properties of a non-Newtonian fluid. When the fluid is placed on an amplifier, it changes into the most amazing shapes. Your class will love demonstrating this process in class.
0:51
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Balloon Skewer

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Using a step-by-step explanation of the process, this film shows how to use a wooden skewer to pierce a balloon without popping it. Your learners will love this demonstration and they will learn that polymer molecules can stretch and...
3:13
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Skewer Through the Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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.
1:26
Lesson Planet

Shrinking Styrofoam Cup

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Show your learners how to make a Styrofoam cup shrink. Steve Spangler demonstrates how you can use a pressure cooker to create a miniature Styrofoam cup. This could be used to kick off a variety of lessons focused on chemical reactions...
1:04
Lesson Planet

Oozing Pumpkin

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Make a Halloween pumpkin foam at the mouth! Using hydrogen peroxide, toothpaste, and yeast, you can recreate this chemical reaction in your classroom. It can lead to a discussion of the way ingredients mix together to make a new...
3:46
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Dry Ice Fun for a Spooky Halloween

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Create a cauldron of bubbling fun with this Halloween-themed demonstration idea. Using dry ice, Steve Spangler creates a crystal ball. If you compare the sublimation of dry ice to the melting of water ice, it is a wonderful way to...
2:37
Lesson Planet

Cornstarch Monsters

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Using sound waves, Steve Spangler demonstrates the properties of a non-Newtonian fluid. When the fluid is placed on an amplifier, it changes into the most amazing shapes. Your class will love demonstrating this process in class.