- Consider why different objects, made of the same material, have different observable properties
- Conduct an experiment to examine how materials made with the same basic stuff can have differing properties. Students will later get to present their findings to the class
- Learn the connection between the properties they observed and the chemical structure of the substances (slime) they made. Students are introduced to the term polymer and how it dictates material structure and properties.
- Model the chemical structure of polymers and experiment with how that chemical structure leads to the observed properties of the explore
Students will be able to:
- (3rd-5th) Analyze how variables affect the behavior of a substances
- (6th-8th) Design an experiment, using variables, to compare the properties of two similarly created substances
This lesson is aligned with these Next Generation Science (NGS) Standards.