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Getting Silly with Putty

Introduce polymers to your 4th - 8th graders for the first time. Chemists mix glue with a Borax solution to create a cross-linked polymer and compare its properties to the properties of the original materials. This is a classic activity for teaching polymers to this age group, but the teacher's notes and student activity sheets will really help keep everyone focused.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 8th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Activity Sheet 1 - Gettin Silly with Putty
  • Activity
  • Rubric