Polymers, Giant Molecules with Properties: An Entertaining Activity Introducing Polymers to Young Students

@inproceedings{Erdal2019PolymersGM,
  title={Polymers, Giant Molecules with Properties: An Entertaining Activity Introducing Polymers to Young Students},
  author={Nejla B. Erdal and Minna Hakkarainen and Anders Blomqvist},
  year={2019}
}
In this activity, polymer materials are introduced to 13–16 year old students. The activity is aimed at students with no or little knowledge of polymers. An engaging lecture covering the basics of polymer technology and sustainable development in the plastics field is presented. Important polymers such as polyethylene (PE), cellulose, and polylactide (PLA) are presented, and examples of their everyday use are shown. Quiz questions are employed in the introductory lecture to engage the students… CONTINUE READING