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230 resources with the concept polymers

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2001 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad - Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
Sixty multiple-choice chemistry questions make up this comprehensive exam used for the 2001 US National Chemistry Olympiad. Every topic that you would expect to approach in a general chemistry class is queried on. You could easily use...
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Carbon Bonds in Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Venture into the world of macromolecules with three exciting, distinct laboratory activities. Young chemists examine the forms of carbon and discover how they are associated with atomic arrangement, construct models of carbon-containing...
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Glass Transition in a Rubber Ball

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students illustrate the changes in the properties of a material at its glass transition point. They gather data which they use to construct graphs regarding elastic modules versus absorption modulus, tangent delta, and the effect of...
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Investigating the Effect Of Successive Heat and Cool Cycles on a Thermoplastic material.

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students investigate hot melt glue using a hot melt glue gun as an an injection molding simulator and a melt index viscometer. They evaluate the effect of heating and cooling by weighing the glue extruded over a constant time period.
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Degradation and Weathering of Polymeric Materials

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students investigate issues of degradation and weathering of polymeric materials during their useful life. They evaluate photodegradable plastics and their viability as an environmental solution for litter and investigate the qualitative...
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Writing the Principles

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between chemistry and green chemistry? The first lesson of the 24-part green chemistry series introduces scholars to its 12 principles. The tendency is toward nontoxic materials and sustainability.
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Time for Slime

For Students K - 5th
Slime is more than just a fun pastime. Learners study the bonding of polymers using a mixture of glue, borax, and water. They then explore the properties of the slime and learn how the polymers in glue bond with ions in borax.
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Chemistry Showcase Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The magic of science is that it's not really magic. Young scientists use their demonstration skills to perform a variety of chemistry activities. The activities focus on chemical and physical properties and reactions resulting in unique...
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Setting the Standards of Excellence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A number doesn't have much meaning without a standard of reference. Learners read about the history of developing standards to measure chemical and physical properties and complete reading guides to process the information. They focus on...
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Gum Chemistry

For Students K - 6th
Gum be gone! Scholars conduct an experiment to find the best substance that would help remove gum from the bottom of a shoe. They test peanut butter, petroleum jelly, olive oil, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol in their experiments.
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Slime

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Let knowledge of polymers and slime ooze into one's brain. Scholars learn about polymers and cross-linking by conducting a fun hands-on activity. They create their own colorful slime by mixing a borax solution and a glue solution.
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Investigating the Properties of Plastic and its Effects on the Environment

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Pore over the properties of plastic. Working through four different stations, pupils investigate some properties of plastic, including chemical decomposition, mechanical breakdown, density, and the ability to infiltrate the food chain....
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Aerogel Cookies

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Cookies are definitely important for scientific learning. To study aerogels, future engineers use chocolate chip cookie dough to make models. Their task is to design a process that removes the chocolate chips from the cookie dough,...
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Synthetic Properties

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
So many of the man-made products in the world are made of polymers. An inquiry-based lesson has learners explore the properties of polymers in a laboratory environment. They collect data on physical properties such as melting point,...
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Can Plastic Be Composted?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some plastics market as green, but are they really? Turns out, the question is a complicated one. A video lesson describes how these new plastics may have some decomposing properties but need a little boost from industry. The lesson...
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Biochemistry of Cells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry and biology work hand in hand, without one you literally wouldn't have the other. Using a presentation, individuals learn about plant cells, animal cells, cell responses, macromolecules, DNA bases, and so much more. A worksheet...
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The Polymer Explosion: Crash Course Engineering #20

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Exploding billiard balls and fake tanks are just part of the history of polymers. The 20th installment of the Crash Course Engineering series looks at polymers and how people make them. It also takes viewers through a brief history of...
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The Chemistry of Clothes

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Synthetic materials increase in popularity every year. Exploring Energy takes on the chemistry behind synthetic materials, including polyester. The resource opens with a video explaining the difference between natural and synthetic...
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Which Is Stronger: Glue or Tape?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To tape or to glue? Finally, an answer to a very sticky question. The narrator of a short, entertaining video offers insight into the science of adhesion.
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Edible Algae Models

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Sometimes it's okay to eat your science experiment. A hands-on activity has pupils create models for algae to learn about its cellular structure. The best part of the experiment? The resulting juice-filled gels are edible—yum!
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Green Plastics—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do green plastics reduce waste and environmental pollution? Budding scientists create and test a variety of compounds used in green plastics during an insightful experiment. Beginning with startling statistics and ending with...
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Electrochromic Polymer—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
From windows that tint themselves to OLED technology, electrochromic polymers are redefining our ideas about conducting materials! Introduce your chemistry class to the emerging trend with an exciting lab activity. Budding materials...
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Creepy Putty

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Mold your learners into materials engineers. Using glue, Borax, and water, scholars create a viscoelastic material. But your class might know it by another name—Silly Putty.
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Suit Up—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
You are what you wear! Learn the complex design strategies that result in the competition clothing seen in the Olympics. Scientists consider the requirement of each sport, which typically results in resisting air drag.