The authors of the recent Journal of Chemical Education article, PolymerDay: Outreach Experiments for High School Students, offer a collection of interactive polymer activities designed to be part of an all-day outreach event for high school students. For teachers that might use the activities on separate occasions and/or as part of their curriculum, the authors recommend an accessible resource to support that work.
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Most of the experiments/activities can be conducted on a bench-top without special equipment.
If you are interested in using the ideas provided by the authors, do not neglect the supporting information which provides materials to help guide instructors.
This is an ACS Authors' Choice article and is open access to all.
Polymer Day: Outreach Experiments for High School Students
Jeffrey M. Ting, Ralm G. Ricarte, Deborah K. Schneiderman, Stacey A. Saba, Yaming Jiang, Marc A. Hillmyer, Frank S. Bates, Theresa M. Reineke, Christopher W. Macosko, and Timothy P. Lodge, Journal of Chemical Education Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00767