Silly Putty Chemistry

Silly Putty Chemistry / Engineer Better Medicines/ Grade 10 / Physical Science

Summary: Students learn about polymers and  cross-linking as they create their own formulations of silly putty. Polymers can be used in biomedical research to create controlled carriers for drug release.  

Materials: Elmer's School Glue, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Tetraborate,  Water, Dixie cups, Stirring Rods, transfer  pipettes

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