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95 resources with the keyterm polymer

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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
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Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Thiokoll® (Polysulfide Rubber)

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
This lab activity is geared toward experienced chemistry learners, in particular, those who are familiar with organic chemistry. They will create a synthetic elastomer  and then make observations and measurements of its different...
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Sorting Plastics For Recycling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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....
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The Influence of Initiator Concentration on the Molecular Weight of Polystyrene

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
This in-depth organic chemistry lab walks learners through an investigation of the effect of initiator concentration on the resulting molecular weight of polystyrene. It is important that you use this instructional activity with...
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Condensation Polymerization: Preparation of Two Types of Polyesters

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
College-level or AP chemists use phthalic anhydride to synthesize two different polyesters, one linear and one cross-linked in structure. A detailed materials list and well-written procedures are provided on a lab sheet. Learners write...
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Review of Ionic and Covalent Compounds and Transitioning from Ionic to Covalent Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a unique assigment: compare and contrast ionic and covalent compounds in an extensive data table and then analyze Lewis dot structures in antoher. Three columns are to befilled in: "characteristic or feature," "applies to ionic...
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Nucleic Acids ~ Information Storage and Energy Transfer

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This is a polished presentation of the nucleic acids. It is unique in that it examines both the genetic material and the energy molecules. Usually these are addressed separately even though they are both nucleic acids. This approach is...
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A Century of Plastics

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about polymer materials, engineer trainees examine how plastics have been integrated into everyday products. In groups, they compile a list of products made entirely without plastics and then, as a closing activity, try to...
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Skewer Through the Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 9th
What a terrific demonstration! Watch Steve Spangler stick a wooden skewer through a balloon. He demonstrates the effect of stretching polymers with this amazing activity. Use it during your chemistry class when studying molecules.
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Cornstarch Monsters

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Using sound waves, Steve Spangler demonstrates the properties of a non-Newtonian fluid. When the fluid is placed on an amplifier, it changes into the most amazing shapes. Your class will love demonstrating this process in class.
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Balloon Skewer

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Using a step-by-step explanation of the process, this film shows how to use a wooden skewer to pierce a balloon without popping it. Your learners will love this demonstration and they will learn that polymer molecules can stretch and...
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Skewer Through the Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 9th
What a terrific demonstration! Watch Steve Spangler stick a wooden skewer through a balloon. He demonstrates the effect of stretching polymers with this amazing activity. Use it during your chemistry class when studying molecules.
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Dry Ice Fun for a Spooky Halloween

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Create a cauldron of bubbling fun with this Halloween-themed demonstration idea. Using dry ice, Steve Spangler creates a crystal ball. If you compare the sublimation of dry ice to the melting of water ice, it is a wonderful way to...
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Cornstarch Monsters

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Using sound waves, Steve Spangler demonstrates the properties of a non-Newtonian fluid. When the fluid is placed on an amplifier, it changes into the most amazing shapes. Your class will love demonstrating this process in class.
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Balloon Skewer

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Using a step-by-step explanation of the process, this film shows how to use a wooden skewer to pierce a balloon without popping it. Your learners will love this demonstration and they will learn that polymer molecules can stretch and...
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Chapter 6 - Bonds

For Students 9th - 12th
Although there are only 16 questions here, this chemistry handout makes a terrific unit assessment. It queries youngsters on the properties of ionic and covalent compounds, relates bond length tho stability and enrgy, compares polar and...
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Protein Practice

For Students 9th - 12th
It's obvious why someone photocopied this somewhat faded and not properly aligned activity to use in their biology or biochemistry class: the content is excellent. Pupils must describe the structure and function of proteins by writing...
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Biomoleucle Unit Review

For Students 9th - 12th
Biochemistry scholars will be well prepared for an exam on biomolecules after completing this concise assignment! There are 75 short-answer questions about the chemical makeup, functions, and relationships between organic molecules....
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Introducing Biomolecules

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Though this isn't the neatest reproduction of a worksheet, the exercises in understanding organic molecules are invaluable. In addition to answering questions about the general structure of biomolecules, diagrams displaying a...
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Organic Molecules - The "Stuff" of Life

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A succinct set of slides introduces upcoming chemists to the building blocks of life. The special properties of carbon are explained so that viewers understand why life is based on this molecule. Biomolecules (protein, lipid,...
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Observation Milk Fat Lesson

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Turn your class loose to experiment with the different fat content in skim milk, whole milk, half and half, and heavy cream. This is a visually vibrant experiment, as learners drip food coloring on the surface of the products and measure...
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Macromolecules

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Magnify macromolecules for your biology class by having them answer these ten questions. They will define monomers and polymers, list monosaccharides, and analyze polysaccharides. In addition to assigning this to your biology class, you...
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Honors Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Looking for a versatile worksheet on organic chemistry? If so, you might consider this resource. This resource asks learners to identify organic molecules, match terms with their definitions, determine bond angles and hybridization of...
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Macromolecule Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Biology scholars are asked to define and explain, to complete a chart, and to fill in the blanks for seventeen macromolecule questions. Easy for pupils to read and comprehensive in content, this is a resource that you will want to use....