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Science & Nature

The Chemistry of Chains: Polymers

In this 4 day multi-day class, students will learn about the chemistry of polymers.
Miss Robyn
189 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn what polymers are, how they are made, and their role in everyday objects.
 I have taught chemistry concepts to elementary age students when I was a school teacher.  I have taught chemistry concepts to  middle school age kids in my homeschool co-op, and I have taught and am currently teaching high school chemistry through my homeschool co-op.
Day 1--small box of paper clips choice of edible objects such as small marshmallows, gumdrops, gummy bears, etc and toothpicks Playdough or clay can be used as well as a molecular modeling kit if one is available Day 2-- 1 cup of milk (whole or 2%is fine) 4 teaspoons of white vinegar measuring cups measuring spoons microwaveable bowl a bowl that is large enough to hold the heated milk or a 2 or 4 cup measuring glass paper towels spoons for stirring paper towels at least 5; may need more cookie cutters (optional) Plate or cutting board Day 3-- white school glue (2 4 oz bottles ) Borax (found at most grocery stores in the cleaning supplies or laundry supplies section) measuring cup measuring spoon paper towels paper plate, dinner plate, or cutting board water (1 cup of warm water) 2 bowls ( cereal bowl size is fine) Day 4-- white school glue from Day 3 ( Need at least 1/2 cup) Borax from Day 3 small box of cornstarch ( a 1/4 cup) 2 bowls paper towels water (1 cup warm water) measuring spoons measuring cups Cutting board , cookie sheet or paper plate
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
On Day 2 the kids may  need help heating the milk in the microwave,


Miss Robyn
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189 total reviews
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About Me

Hi, I’m Miss Robyn, and I enjoy learning!   Earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a minor in Mass Communications has allowed me to teach elementary-age children in public schools, lead a 4-H club, and teach as an instructor with... 
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