Polymers All Around You Book w Experiments

Polymers All Around You Book w Experiments

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Polymers All Around You Book w Experiments

Polymers All Around You Book w Experiments

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Polymers All Around You Book w Experiments

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This book is loaded with information and activities about an exciting group of materials called polymers. These giant molecules, which can be natural or man-made, are made up of repeating units called monomers. These macromolecules include natural polymers such as proteins, starch, cellulose, cotton, enzymes, DNA, and hemoglobin. Synthetic polymers include plastics such as polyethylene, PVC, styrofoam, shrink wrap, and plexiglass. Activities include making slime, testing polymer densities, shrinking plastic, and investigating the properties of many unique polymers. Students of all ages like making invisible crystals, skewering balloons, playing with slime, and experimenting with superabsorbent polymers.
  • Updated, expanded second edition provides 10 multi-part activities to help your students connect science with the products they encounter every day
  • 31 pages
  • Something for everyone in grades 1-12

Table Of Contents

  • Safety Procedures
  • Introduction to Polymers
  • Polymer Products
  • Polymer Recycling
  • Recycling Codes
  • Density Table
  • Polymer Densities
  • Gluep
  • Part A: Make Some Gluep
  • Part B: Observe the Properties of Gluep
  • Part C: Introduce Cross-Linking
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Part A: Make and Test PVA Film
  • Part B: Make PVA Fibers and Investigate Their Flexibility
  • Part C: Make Your Own Slime
  • Defoaming Packing Peanuts
  • Polymer Stretch Test
  • Part A: Grocery Bag Stretch
  • Part B: Other Stretchy Things
  • Part C: Cockeyed Messages
  • Skewering Polymers
  • Part A: Balloon on a Stick
  • Part B: Bag o Pencils
  • Shrinking Plastic
  • Part A: Shrunken Polystyrene Crafts
  • Part B: Polystyrene Shrink Test
  • Part C: Triangle Change
  • Invisible Crystals
  • Part A: Crystal on a String
  • Part B: Overhead Projector Demonstration
  • Super Slurper
  • Part A: Experimenting with Super Slurper
  • Part B: How Much Water can a Disposable Diaper Hold?
  • Polymers and Polarized Light
  • Part A: Overhead Projector Demonstration
  • Part B: Cellophane Tape Kaleidoscope

Additional Information

SKU

RBK5003

Weight

0.3 lb

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