This activity introduces students to a consumer product that has many different types of polymers. Students will dissect a disposable diaper and take note of different types of polymers used in this consumer product. They will focus on the use of sodium polyacrylate as an absorbent used in disposable diapers. This activity can be used as an introduction to the polymers component of the organic unit or it could launch a discussion on the use of disposable consumer products.
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In this inquiry activity, students will explore structures around their environment and pose questions related to form and function. They will use the technological problem-solving process to design... read more
USING THE ZING STIKBOT APP (STIKBOT STUDIO) TO CREATE SHORT FILMS ABOUT THE HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT - GRADE 7
In this TEL, students will utilize the StikBot App (Stikbot Studio), an application easily downloadable on Apple and Android products (e.g. iPads, iphones, Tablets, etc.) to produce short films using... read more
Chemists are constantly faced with the daunting task of counting large numbers of items, specifically atoms, ions, molecules and compounds. This task is made even more difficult by the fact that not... read more