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Bridging to Polymers: Thermoset Lab
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Students act as engineers to learn about the strengths of various epoxy-amine mixtures and observe the unique characteristics of different mixtures of epoxies and hardeners. Student groups make and optimize thermosets by combining two chemicals in exacting ratios to fabricate the strongest and/or most flexible thermoset possible.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Brian Rohde
Don McGowan
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
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Chemistry & Creation of Making Plastic Parts
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Students will be able to explain and demonstrate how plastic parts are made and the chemistry involved in making different parts to meet different customer requirements. These resources fall into academic and the career domains.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Measurement and Data
Ratios and Proportions
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Author:
Lynn Aprill
Date Added:
01/16/2020
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Chemistry & Creation of Making Plastic Parts
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
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Students will be able to explain and demonstrate how plastic parts are made and the chemistry involved in making different parts to meet different customer requirements. These resources fall into academic and the career domains.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Measurement and Data
Ratios and Proportions
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Author:
Trevor Derksen
Lynn Aprill
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Remix
Chemistry & Creation of Making Plastic Parts
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
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Students will be able to explain and demonstrate how plastic parts are made and the chemistry involved in making different parts to meet different customer requirements. These resources fall into academic and the career domains.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Measurement and Data
Ratios and Proportions
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Author:
Trevor Derksen
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Remix
Chemistry & Creation of Making Plastic Parts
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
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Students will be able to explain and demonstrate how plastic parts are made and the chemistry involved in making different parts to meet different customer requirements. These resources fall into academic and the career domains.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Measurement and Data
Ratios and Proportions
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Author:
Trevor Derksen
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Close Encounters of the Polymer Kind
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Polymers are a vital part of our everyday lives and nearly all consumer products have a plastic component of some variation. Students explore the basic characteristics of polymers through the introduction of two polymer categories: thermoplastics and thermosets. During teacher demos, students observe the unique behaviors of thermoplastics. The fundamentals of thermoset polymers are discussed, preparing them to conduct the associated activity in which they create their own thermoset materials and mechanically test them. At the conclusion of this lesson-activity pair, students understand the basics of thermoplastics and thermosets, which may entice their interest in polymer engineering.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Brian Rohde
Don McGowan
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Geographic information systems (GIS), once used predominantly by experts in cartography and computer programming, have become pervasive in everyday business and consumer use. This unit explores GIS in general as a technology about which much more can be learned, and it also explores applications of that technology. Students experience GIS technology through the use of Google Earth on the environmental topic of plastics in the ocean in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The use of this topic in GIS makes the unit multidisciplinary, incorporating the physics of ocean currents, the chemistry associated with pollutant degradation and chemical sorption to organic-rich plastics, and ecological impact to aquatic biota.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Get the Word Out at McDonalds!
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Students take part in a hypothetical scenario that challenges them to inform customers at a local restaurant of how their use and disposal of plastics relates/contributes to the Great Pacific garbage patch (GPGP). What students ultimately do is research information on the plastics pollution in the oceans and present that information as a short, eye-catching newsletter suitable to hand out to restaurant customers. This activity focuses on teaching students to conduct their own research on a science-technology related topic and present it in a compelling manner that includes citing source information without plagiarism. By doing this, students gain experience and skills with general online searching as well as word processing and written and visual communication.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Date Added:
10/14/2015
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is an intriguing and publicized environmental problem. This swirling soup of trash up to 10 meters deep and just below the water surface is composed mainly of non-degradable plastics. These plastic materials trap aquatic life and poison them by physical blockage or as carriers of toxic pollutants. The problem relates to materials science and the advent of plastics in modern life, an example of the unintended consequences of technology. Through exploring this complex issue, students gain insight into aspects of chemistry, oceanography, fluids, environmental science, life science and even international policy. As part of the GIS unit, the topic is a source of content for students to create interesting maps communicating something that they will likely begin to care about as they learn more.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Plastic Test
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After a brief history of plastics, students look more closely as some examples from the abundant types of plastics found in our day-to-day lives. They are introduced to the mechanical properties of plastics, including their stress-strain relationships, which determine their suitability for different industrial and product applications. These physical properties enable plastics to be fabricated into a wide range of products. Students learn about the different roles that plastics play in our lives, Young's modulus, and the effects that plastics have on our environment. Then students act as industrial engineers, conducting tests to compare different plastics and performing a cost-benefit analysis to determine which are the most cost-effective for a given application, based on their costs and measured physical properties.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program, Polytechnic Institute of New York University,
Sharon Holiday, Peter James Baker, Joseph Frezzo
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Selectively Permeable Membranes
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Students learn that engineers develop different polymers to serve various functions and are introduced to selectively permeable membranes. In a warm-up activity, they construct models of selectively permeable membranes using common household materials, and are reminded about simple diffusion and passive transport. In the main activity, student pairs test and compare the selective permeability of everyday polymer materials engineered for food storage (including plastic grocery bags, zipper sandwich bags, and plastic wrap) with various in-solution molecules (iodine, corn starch, food coloring, marker dye), assess how the polymer’s permeability relates to its function/purpose, and compare that to the permeability of dialysis tubing (which simulates a cell membrane).

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Eric Shows, Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, MS
Jamie Sorrell, Sumrall High School, Sumrall, MS
Research Experience for Teachers Program, School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi
Date Added:
10/13/2017
Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Field Trip)
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Through an adult-led field trip, students organized into investigation teams catalogue the incidence of plastic debris in different environments. They investigate these plastics according to their type, age, location and other characteristics that might indicate what potential they have for becoming part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). Students collect qualitative and quantitative data that may be used to create a Google Earth layer as part of a separate activity that can be completed at a computer lab at school or as homework. The activity is designed as a step on the way to student's creation of their own GIS Google Earth layer. It is, however, possible for the field trip to be a useful learning experience unto itself that does not require this last GIS step.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data)
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In a student-led and fairly independent fashion, data collected in the associated field trip activity are organized by student groups to create useful and informative Google Earth maps. Each team creates a map, uses that map to analyze the results, adjusts the map to include the analysis results, and then writes a brief summary of findings. Primarily, questions of fate-and-transport of plastics are are explored. If data was gathered in the field trip but the teacher does not desire to do the mapping activity, then alternative data presentation and analysis methods are suggested.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Date Added:
09/18/2014