Polymers

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A pirate's favorite amino acid is Arrrrginine! Presentation begins with the difference between a monomer and a polymer. Then it applies that to carbohydrates and proteins and ends with DNA and plastics. Presentation is the last in a five-part series.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in a variety of plastics to look at the recycling symbol and compare the numbers inside
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of carbohydrates, protein, dna, and plastic
  • Lesson best fits after bonding
Pros

  • Provides presentation in three different formats — great for any classroom
  • Includes graphics pupils easily understand to help convey the concept
Cons

  • Does not include a script or notes for instructors to reference during the lesson