From DNA to Silly Putty, The Diverse World of Polymers

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Polymers make up nearly everything in the world around us; some are naturally occurring, while others are synthetic. Learn about how polymers form, what they are used for, and some of the potential environmental and health dangers of certain man-made polymers. Introduce your class to the wonderful and wacky world of polymers through a video and short assessment, then continue researching by following the links in the Dig Deeper section. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Good introduction into the topic
  • Make it more relevant to your class by customizing the quiz or using other features in Flip This Lesson section
  • Helpful graphics and animations
Cons

  • Not a lot of detailed information; the take-away is that nearly everything is made out of polymers
Common Core