Green Chemistry, Biomimicry and Intermolecular Forces

This Green Chemistry, Biomimicry and Intermolecular Forces unit also includes:

Did you know plywood was invented around 3500 B.C.? It was also featured as something new and unusual at the 1905 World's Fair. Scholars complete an experiment with various types of adhesive. Then they read three case studies and answer questions about their products and sustainability before playing a matching game about biomimicry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the types of plywood available locally
Classroom Considerations

  • Try the lab prior to doing it with your class as local brands of superglue and substrate will vary and alter the results
  • Follow ventilation and storage guidelines for all glues
Pros

  • Provides an answer key for the biomimicry activity
  • Includes resource websites of high quality
Cons

  • None
NGSS