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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners compare the properties of two balls that appear identical. One ball bounces, while the other ball "thuds." The “bounce” ball is made of the polymer polybutadiene (-C4H4-). The...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners prepare four polymer elastomers and then compare their physical properties, such as texture, color, volume, density, and bounce height. This activity is a fun way for...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners prepare four polymer elastomers and then compare their physical properties, such as texture, color, size, and bounce height. This activity is a fun way for learners to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners use Teflon (PTFE) tape to write secret messages. Learners may be familiar with Teflon-coated pans, but they probably do not know that Teflon is also made into tape that...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners use pop-beads to understand the characteristics and properties of polymer chains. Learners discover how cross-linked polymers behave differently than non-cross-linked...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners add drops of alginate solution to a solution of calcium chloride. The alginate does not mix with the calcium chloride, but forms soft gel beads. After rinsing off the beads, learners are...

    Ages 8 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this activity (pages 32-41), learners learn how the atomic and molecular arrangement of matter are related to physical properties. This activity also introduces materials at the cutting edge of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners use three types of cheesy snacks--cheese balls, cheese puffs, and Cheetos--to learn about polymers. This activity introduces learners to basic concepts and vocabulary of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners test and compare the physical properties of thermoplastic polymers. Learners compare different plastics based on their color, degree of transparency, texture, and density...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners experiment with a piece of Silly Putty® by stretching, bouncing, and snapping it. They then create flubber, a similar substance, by mixing diluted glue and a solution of sodium borate....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes

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