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  • Kinds of Polymers
    Here you can learn about all different kinds of polymers: stretchy like a rubber band, tough like a football, soft like a sweater, silky and strong like a parachute, and even polymers that are bulletproof!!
  • Polymers
    This site provides an overview of the main types of polymers characterized by how they are made, how their structures govern their general properties and how these properties can be refined by their formulation using a range of additives.
  • Polymers: Definition and Classification
    Adhesive And Glue.com
  • Polymers
    Michigan State University, Chemistry dept.

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  • Polymer
    Bronstein, Leona B. "Polymer." The Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 5th ed. Vol. 6. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014. 3477-3481. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.
  • Polymers
    "Polymers." Science of Everyday Things. Ed. Neil Schlager. Vol. 1: Real-Life Chemistry. Detroit: Gale, 2002. 372-380. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.
  • Polymers, Synthetic
    Carraher, Charles E., Jr. "Polymers, Synthetic." Chemistry: Foundations and Applications. Ed. J. J. Lagowski. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. 13-26. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.
  • Polymers, Natural
    Joesten, Melvin D. "Polymers, Natural." Chemistry: Foundations and Applications. Ed. J. J. Lagowski. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. 10-12. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.
  • Plastics
    Frost, Randall. "Plastics." The Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 5th ed. Vol. 6. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014. 3423-3430. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.
  • Polymers Search Results
    Over 500 articles related to polymers.

How to Make Slime

Helmenstine, Anne Marie, PhD. "How to Make Homemade Slime (Classic Recipe)." About.com Education. About Education, 30 July 2015. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.

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TED-Ed: From DNA to Silly Putty, the Diverse World of Polymers

"You are made of polymers, and so are trees and telephones and toys. A polymer is a long chain of identical molecules (or monomers) with a range of useful properties, like toughness or stretchiness -- and it turns out, we just can't live without them. Polymers occur both naturally -- our DNA is a polymer -- and synthetically, like plastic, Silly Putty and styrofoam. Jan Mattingly explains how polymers have changed our world." View the full lesson on TEDEd

Mattingly, Jan. "From DNA to Silly Putty, the Diverse World of Polymers - Jan Mattingly." TEDEd. TEDEd, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.

 

Crash Course Chemistry - Polymers

GreenHank. "Polymers - Crash Course Chemistry #45."YouTubeCrash Course6 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 Mar.2016.

 

Plastic Milk Experiment: Making Polymers in the Kitchen

New Scientist. "Plastic Milk Experiment - Making Polymers in the Kitchen." YouTube. New Scientist, 12 Sept. 2007. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

 

Make Your Own Bioplastic

Sweeney, Brandon. "Make Your Own Bioplastic." YouTube. Green Plastics, 17 Nov. 2008. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

 

Dropping Oobleck off of a Building

Taofledermaus. "Dropping Oobleck off a Building + Shooting Oobleck! - SMS#5." YouTube. TheBackyardScientist, 29 Aug. 2015. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.

 

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