Indestructible Coating?!

Coat your pickup bed with the same material used to protect the Pentagon! Examine the chemical properties of a seemingly indestructible material in an intriguing installment from the Veritasium video playlist. Viewers see that the long chains of the molecules create an incredibly durable substance used for many things. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research molecular structure of additional protective coatings
  • Build the molecular structure of the two components of the coating; model the chemical reaction
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a basic understanding of molecular bonding
Pros

  • Motivates the lesson with a dynamic experiment
  • Interviews an expert on the structure of the material
Cons

  • None