Grades 6 to 9 Hands-On Physical Science Activities Related to POLYMERS

 
presented by the MATR Institute,
a National Science Foundation program in the


  
  
  
  
  
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<DIV id='title'>RU - Safe?</DIV>
<DIV id='desc'>Students will be able to identify and list unsafe practices in a lab or classroom settings. Students will be able to suggest ways to improve safety in a classroom or laboratory setting and to make a list of lab safety procedures. </DIV>
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<DIV id='title'>Avoiding Chemical Warfare</DIV>
<DIV id='desc'>Students will describe and compare the safety ratings of different household chemicals.</DIV>
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<DIV id='title'>What's on the Label? </DIV>
<DIV id='desc'>Students will be able to identify chemicals used in household products. Students will be able to use MSDSs to identify hazardous components of commonly used household products.</DIV>
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<DIV id='title'>Properties of Matter - Solids Investigation</DIV>
<DIV id='desc'>Students will be able to classify solids into groups with similar properties e.g., color, size, texture, malleability, resiliency, and optical properties. Students will be able to conduct tests on solids to determine their density, and reactions with an acid and a base. Students will be able to record observations in a data table.</DIV>
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The lessons listed in this area are general procedures to be used by teachers developing polymer-related classroom activities. They are to be modified, expanded, and customized by teachers prior to use in their classrooms.
 
These activities were not designed to be used directly by students.

Each of the activities was developed, written, and edited by grade level teachers working in conjunction with guest presenters and chemistry department faculty during MATR Institute sessions at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

They are all in .pdf format.
 
Teacher-developed and student-tested
Use readily available materials