Science & Nature
At Home Science: Polymers and Bouncy Balls
Explore the world of polymers by creating your own bouncy ball!
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Students will explore the world of polymers with a hands on experiment. Chemical bonds and reactions will be explained through a group discussion. A short video describing polymers and how they bond will be viewed. Students will fill out a worksheet that explores the type of chemical reaction that will occur in their experiment. We will have a brief discussion on lab safety. Then, students will be guided through the process of making their own bouncy balls. Lab observation sheets will be...
Students will be able to explain what a polymer is and how it can be changed through a chemical reaction. They will learn basic lab safety. The process of lab observations and hypotheses will be learned through guided activity. Students will also learn about long chain chemicals.
There is no homework for this class.
A polymer worksheet and a lab report will be provided. Materials Needed: Borax warm water glue cornstarch measuring cups two bowls craft sticks or spoons Optional (and more fun!) glitter food coloring
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress is assessed through group discussion as well as their ability to carry out their experiment and fill in their lab reports.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Bethany DaleyMaking learning fun!
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