Teacher leads a class discussion about polymers and their importance in our everyday lives (specifically plastics). After the discussion students will be able to make two different polymers – worms and slime. The activity contains enough materials for 6 groups of students.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: 5-PS1-1; 5-PS1-3; 5-PS1-4
Cross Cutting Concepts: Cause and Effect; Scale, Proportion and Quantity
4g Sodium Alginate
500ml Calcium Chloride
1L Polyvinyl Alcohol
250mL Sodium Borate
12 Plastic Cups, Large
12 Plastic Cups, Small
6 Plastic Scoops
Developed for grades 2 – 5
WARNING CHOKING HAZARD
Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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