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Sorting Plastics For Recycling

First, young chemists practice polymer identification by density and flame tests. With the data collected, they propose a method of separating polyethylene from other plastics and determine what property makes it desirable for recycling. This laboratory activity is ideal when covering polymers in your general chemistry class.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Scientific Equipment
Included Materials
  • Activity
  • Worksheet