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Polymers: Instant Snow

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ObjectiveInstant Snow

Students will be introduced to polymers and their role in our everyday lives. They will look at Sodium Polyacyrlate and how it is used to absorb liquids. Students learn about two forms of this polymer and how a change in their structure can affect their physical properties. This activity can be lengthened to include the students designing their own experiment looking at the affect of a variable. This activity can be followed with the polymer activity “Silly Putty.”



Grade Levels

6-8, 3-5

Lesson Plan

Snow Polymer (please review)

Student Sheets

Polymer Reading for ES Students

Polymer Activity Sheet for ES

Polymer Reading for MS

Polymer Activity Sheet for MS

Items included

Snow Polymer Material Checklist

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