Cross-Linked Polymer Lab
In this polymer learning exercise, learners make two types of cross linked polymers and they test their physical properties. These include their response to agitation, stretchability, viscosity, and resilience.
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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
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
New Review Polymers—Gifted and Talented Chemistry
Polymers are an important part of our day-to-day lives, but how much do your pupils know about them? Learn the basics and beyond in a series of activities designed to build skills in observation, planning, organic chemistry, and bonding.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Polymers and Crystals: Their Role in Food Science
Blend chemistry with cooking in this exploration of polymers, carbohydrates, and food science. Experimenting with gelatin produces concrete examples of the bonding and ploymerization discussed in the activity. Copious, comprehensive...
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills