Chemistry for Life
Selected Internet Resources
Plastics -- Science Safari Adventures
Users can visit the Virtual Gallery and do experiments
online. "Eight Global Messages of Chemistry" are available
for viewing as QuickTime movies.
Chemistry.org - Educators
Sponsored by the American Chemical Society. The site includes feature
articles, resources for grades K-College, and links to other American
Chemical Society educational sites.
Faces in the Molecular Sciences -
Faces in Polymers
A Chemical Heritage Foundation site, sections include Readings, Hands-on
Activities, Challenge Activities, and Tutorials.
on Plastics Jr.
Includes interactive educational games and activities on plastics and
polymers and some suggested activities for parents and teachers.
The Macrogalleria - A Cyberwonderland of Polymer Fun
Five interactive "levels" that are arranged like a shopping
mall. Level One is Polymers are Everywhere, a guide to how polymers
are used in everyday life. Level Two, Polymers Up Close and Personal,
allows the user to click on names of individual polymers or polymer
groups and get specifics. Level Three, How They Work, " ... will
tell you something about how polymers behave, what they do, why they
are like they are. Level Four, Makin' Polymers, deals with the synthesis
of polymers. Level Five, Getting Polymers to Talk, has information on
polymer characterization. Also includes pages on specific topics such
as Coatings and Optical Fibers, and a Demonstrations and Experiments
in Polymer Science Page.
This Ask-A-Scientist service also includes The Edible/Inedible Experiment
Archive and the MadSci Library with links to additional internet resources.
Materials Science and Technology
Teachers Workshop - Polymers Module
Includes a basic overview of polymers, an historical timeline, activities,
Polyed: The National
Information Center for Polymer Education
Includes polymer teaching rescues for grades K-College.
A team of sixteen individuals who " ... design laboratories, practice
demonstrations, organize workshops, and develop written materials that
will promote polymer education." Polymer activities and links to
other polymer websites are included.
Science Fair Project Index
Created by the Science and Technology Division of the Akron-Summit County
Public Library, this is an index of science fair projects in all areas
of science. The database is searchable by subject, experiment title,
grade level, and bibliographic information
Teaching Plastics.org and
Hands on Plastics
Sponsored by the American Plastics Council, these sites have polymer
resources for teachers and students in grades K-12. "In addition
to the classroom activities, these sites contain background materials
and an extensive topic-basic link area that provides information on
subjects including the history of plastics, recycling, resource conservation,
food safety and sports."
Teaching Plastics.org: http://www.teachingplastics.org
Hands on Plastics: http://www.teachingplastics.org/hands_on_plastics/index.html
WonderNet: Your Science
Place in Cyberspace
"The activities described in WonderNet are intended for
elementary school children under the direct supervision of adults."
Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, some activities are Chemistry
and Art, Polymers, and Stuff That Sticks!
Compiled by Denise P. Dempsey