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.
The demonstrations/activities in this resource have been designed to challenge students' thinking as well as initiate lively classroom discussions that support constructivist learning. These short... read more
This integrated set of activities strives to incorporate learning out of doors, environmental connections to the grade 5 science topic of Conservation of Energy and Resources as well as big ideas... read more