Polymers and Monomers

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You don't want to break these chains! Show young chemists and biologists the basics of polymerization with a simple interactive. The resource gives learners three types of polymers to experiment with, as well as a brief tutorial about homopolymers and heteropolymers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the interactive into a biology lesson on carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and proteins
  • Use the resource to introduce polymer chemistry to your Chemistry I class
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should have a basic understanding of monomer and polymer structure before completing the simulation

  • Monomers are color-coded so pupils can identify specific types once the polymer chain has been constructed
  • The interactive is versatile and is great for both chemistry and biology classes