ERIC Number: ED419701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Chain Gang--The Chemistry of Polymers. Hands-on Science Activities for Grades 4-12. Science in Our World, Volume Five.
Sarquis, Mickey, Ed.
This monograph focuses on the chemistry of polymers and enables teachers to introduce their students to the concepts and processes of industrial chemistry and relate these concepts to the consumer products students encounter daily. This teacher resource module is organized into sections that provide information on how to use the resource module, how to use the activities in the classroom, background information for teachers, and related activities and demonstrations. The activities and demonstrations include: explorations on identifying plastics; the rubber band stretch; putting a needle through a balloon; a stretch test; water soluble plastics; making a polyester; nylon 6-10; making polyvinyl alcohol fibers; comparing paper, polyethylene, and tyvek; producing ethylene from common materials; making rubber bands; and painting with elastomers. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Consumer Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, General Science, Hands on Science, Partnerships in Education, Polymers, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Teaching Guides
Terrific Science Press, Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Middletown, OH. Center for Chemical Education.
Note: Developed in collaboration with Quantum Chemical Co.