Close Encounters of the Polymer Kind

A PowerPoint presents features of polymers and two of its categories (thermoplastics and thermosets). Instructors conduct demonstrations to illustrate the Weissenberg Effect and the Barus & Kaye Effects of polymers in the first of two lessons.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars conduct a web quest on the uses of polymers for a journal entry
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to use the associated activity for the lesson
  • Individuals should have basic chemistry knowledge (resource suggests learners be currently taking a high school chemistry course)

  • Provides teacher information for each slide of the presentation
  • Includes a variety of worksheets and links to video clips

  • None