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ACS Resources: 12 results
Maze: Bouncy Ball  
This puzzle, part of a collection from the ACS 'Science for Kids' Web site, has students follow a maze to collect various objects required to complete a science activity for making a bouncy ball (http://portal.acs.org:80/portal/fileFetch/C/WPCP_011041/pdf/WPCP_011041.pdf).
Polymerization |
Physical Properties |
Materials Science
Meg A. Mole's Bouncy Ball Factory  
This interactive game was developed as part of a collection from the ACS 'Science for Kids' Web site. In this game, students try to find the optimum mix of materials for producing a bouncy ball.
Applications of Chemistry |
Polymerization |
Physical Properties |
Materials Science
Polymers  
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with polymers. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Polymerization
Fabulous Flubber  
In this hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, students explore some of the properties of unusual liquids. First, students make 'slime' using Elmer's glue and a borax solution. They then use water soluble pens to explore how color interacts with the 'slime'.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties
Poke but Don?t Soak  
In this activity students try to poke a wooden skewer through an inflated balloon without popping it. With a little vegetable oil along the length of the skewer, students carefully poke it through the thick, unexpanded material near the knot of the balloon, and then out through the thickest part at the other end of the balloon. How does it work? The stretchy polymers in the skin of the balloon fit tightly around the skewer and prevent the balloon from popping.
Polymerization |
Materials Science
Slime & Goo  
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with mixtures that are not traditional liquids. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties
Super Shrinkers  
In this activity, students use pieces of polystyrene plastic to make a 'super shrinker' toy. When this plastic is heated it shrinks dramatically. This artfully changes the piece students cut out and color.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties
What Counts in Bounce  
Do all balls bounce? Most do, but how high a ball bounces depends on the material from which it is made and the temperature of the ball.,In the following activity, students compare the bounciness of warm and cold racquetballs to see if temperature makes a difference.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties
Bouncing Ball  
In this activity students create a toy bouncing ball from glue, borax and cornstarch. The resulting ball demonstrates some of the properties of polymers.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties |
Materials Science
Diapers ? The Inside Story  
In this activity students investigate a polymer found in a surprising place-inside baby diapers. Sodium polyacrylate is a polymer that is able to absorb up to 300 times its own weight of water. This polymer makes disposable diapers much more efficient at holding liquid waste.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties |
Materials Science
Glitter Slime  
In this activity students make 'slime' from glue and water. The glue and water mixture contains long chains of a polymer called polyvinyl acetate. When you add the borax solution, it links the long polymer chains together, changing the liquid into a slimy glob. When you add the glitter to the slime, it stays there and does not easily come back out.,Students investigate how this slime is like mucus that we find in our bodies. Our natural mucus contains sugars and proteins, which are also polymers. Mucus protects many other parts of your body.
Applications of Chemistry |
Polymerization |
Physical Properties
Goop to Go  
In this hands-on activity, which is part of the ACS-Science for Kids collection, students explore some of the properties of unusual liquids. Students make two kinds of polymer 'goo' and investigate their properties.
Polymerization |
Physical Properties |
Materials Science