In this polymer worksheet, students use an on line site to complete sentences about plastics, their chemical make-up, their uses, their history and information about recycling plastics.
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Simple Tensile Testing of Polymeric Films and Sheeting
Chemistry classes pretend to be consultants to a grocery story trying to decide what polymer to use for therir new non-paper bags. They prepare tensile bars and use them to test plastic film samples for strength and stretchability. Both...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Lab: Successive Heat and Cool Cycles in Thermoplastic Polymers
Do the properties of a thermoplastic polymer change after successive cycles of heating and cooling? In this lab assignment, young chemists find out by melting, molding, and re-melting hot glue gun sticks one, two, and three times. They...
7th - 12th Science
New Review Viscosity: The Fluid Lab
There's more to fluids than meet the eye—they include gases, liquids, and polymers, too! Scholars complete three hands-on activities exploring different properties of fluids. They explore viscosity by measuring the resistance, or...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Chemistry of Carbon: Building Blocks of Life
After giving basic details about the properties of Carbon, some of the common functional groups and molecules are featured. There are some details about specific functions and impact on the human body. The diagrams are helpful and could...
9th - 11th Science
New Review Close Encounters of the Polymer Kind
A PowerPoint presents features of polymers and two of its categories (thermoplastics and thermosets). Instructors conduct demonstrations to illustrate the Weissenberg Effect and the Barus & Kaye Effects of polymers in the first of...
10th - 12th Science