Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding
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Polymers, Polymers, Chemical Change, Chemical Bond | Middle School, High School
In this demonstration, students will observe the process of making a polymer, casein plastic, from the casein protein found in milk.
Polymers, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Structure, Physical Properties | High School
In this lesson students are introduced to polymeric materials by exploring polymers (mostly plastics) used in automobiles. Students will learn about the features that all polymeric materials have in common and the features that distinguish one polymer from another on the molecular level. Students will learn how the molecular differences translate into property differences. The selection of a polymer with the right properties for any particular application is of critical importance in an automobile.
Polymers, Molecular Structure, Molecular Structure , Monomer, Chemical Bond, Chemical Change, Polymers, Monomer | Middle School
In this lesson students will use lab activities and discussion to explore polymers and their use in 3D printing, with an emphasis on the benefits of 3D printing in automotive manufacturing.
Polymers, Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, History, Interdisciplinary | High School
In this lesson students will learn about polymerization, specifically as it pertains to rubber tires and other materials in a vehicle. Students will take on the role of an engineer, and will investigate physical properties of different polymers and/or elastomers to determine the best material to use for an assigned product.
Polymers, Scientific Method, Physical Properties, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School
In this lab, students will follow the procedure for creating a polymer, flubber, which will be similar in consistency to Silly Putty. Students will then design an experiment to test a physical property of the flubber that they have created using the scientific method.
Polymers, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Physical Properties | High School
In this activity, students will discover how the entanglement in cooked spaghetti depends on the length of the spaghetti strands and relate this discovery to polymeric materials.
Polymers, Physical Properties, Introduction, Observations | Elementary School
In this activity, students explore the chemical reaction between borax and glue, creating a polymer ball. The properties of the polymer ball will be analyzed and compared to a store bought bouncy ball.