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 plastic and elastomer are examined. Use this lesson as a hands-on investigation of the properties of polymers.

9th - Higher Ed Science 7 Views 10 Downloads
Resource Details

3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Scientific Equipment
1 hr

What Members Say

Tim B.
Lesson Planet has helped me differentiate my lessons to the various levels I teach during the same block.
Tim B., Special Education Teacher
Pawcatuck, CT