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Glued into Science—Classifying Polymers

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Explore the unique characteristics of polymers. A complete lesson begins with a presentation introducing polymers. Following the presentation, young scientists develop a laboratory plan for creating substances using polymers. They test their substances and describe their individual properties.

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  • Have classes record new vocabulary using a graphic organizer such as a Frayer Model
  • Provide more structure to the lab for your struggling learners by deciding on tests to run as a class
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