Pretty Amazing Polymers explores what it would be like to live in a world without polymers particularly plastic. Through a wide range of modern materials we look at how the disposable baby nappy absorbs liquid and what links a nappy to a roof tile!
We find out about other long chain molecules that can absorb liquid and where they are used including our disappearing hydrogel balls.
Have a look at this compilation of images to see how they grow. I've used coloured ones so that you can see!
We will see why plastic poses such a problem to our environment and see how biodegradable polymers and recycling are changing that.
We have created a complimentary workshop where we use a thermomoulding polymer to create a key ring to take home.
We are excited about both these sessions and hope they prove popular with schools.
We are aiming at upper KS2/lower KS3 to add to our Materials theme.