ENVISION partnered with the Sing Group in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department to introduce kids to polymers. We did three activities to demonstrate different aspects of polymers:
-Polymer simulations showed kids a basic idea of how polymers are made. They got to compete with each other to see who could make the longest polymer chain!
-Sodium polyacrylate is the super adsorbent polymer found in diapers, and kids got to see how different polymers can interact with water!
-Hot glue guns and letter molds were used to demonstrate how polymers are molded into different objects.