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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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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
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
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