Cross-Linked Polymer Lab
In this polymer worksheet, students make two types of cross linked polymers and they test their physical properties. These include their response to agitation, stretchability, viscosity, and resilience.
10th - 12th Science 15 Views 17 Downloads
Lab: Successive Heat and Cool Cycles in Thermoplastic Polymers
Do the properties of a thermoplastic polymer change after successive cycles of heating and cooling? In this lab assignment, young chemists find out by melting, molding, and re-melting hot glue gun sticks one, two, and three times. They...
7th - 12th Science
Simple Tensile Testing of Polymeric Films and Sheeting
Chemistry classes pretend to be consultants to a grocery story trying to decide what polymer to use for therir new non-paper bags. They prepare tensile bars and use them to test plastic film samples for strength and stretchability. Both...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Two Types of Polyesters
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...
11th - Higher Ed Science
How Are Polymers Utilized in Everyday Life?
Students investigate polymers and their uses in everyday life. In this polymers lesson, students are assigned one of the 10 areas of polymer science and they do research on their assigned area using the internet. Students gather their...
9th - 12th Science