Grocery Bag

Chemists are stretched to their limits with a polymer lesson. They cut strips from a plastic shopping bag and hang weights from them to discover which holds the most. The also pull Velcro apart in a similar investigation. Thorough background information on polymers and plastics is provided, along with a photograph of the lab setup to make it more clear. You will also find student activity sheets and an assessment rubric.

7th - 12th Science 19 Views 22 Downloads
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Scientific Equipment
2 hrs

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