GET POLYMERED!

Last updated June 19, 2004.

Information about the POLYMER AMBASSADORS

Several imaginative lesson plans, sorted by subject and grade level. AKRON GLOBAL POLYMER ACADEMY

Order the FREE HANDS ON PLASTICS kit.

Excellent introductory plastic tutorial, with a link to student-level tutorial. PLASTICS-THE BASICS

Learn what the recycle numbers on plastic packages mean. PLASTIC IDENTIFICATION CODES
Persistent problem reaching APC sites.

DEVELOPING FINGERPRINTS, and FUMING WITH SUPERGLUE

LESSON PLANS for all grade levels from Canada’s plastic industry association.

The NATIONAL PLASTIC MUSEUM website.

The Grandmother of all polymer education sites is the MACROGALLERIA. Enter by clicking "What's New!". It's huge, amusing, authoritative and utterly bewildering to navigate. But, just keep clicking and you'll learn a lot.
Some shortcuts within Macrogalleria;
    Charles Goodyear, vulcanization, and the chemistry of RUBBER.
    PAUL LEMUR and his relatives.  NOTICE  If you go to this page you will not be able to get back here via the "BACK" button on your browser.
    PAUL'S COLORING BOOK

For the human history of rubber, go to RUBBER STORY

Although aimed at the balloon artist, there's plenty of good polymer technology in BALLOON HEADQUARTERS

Good tutorial on both natural and synthetic FIBERS

http://www.socplas.org/outreach/school/index.htm More materials for teachers, including lesson plans.

http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/polymers/polymers.html  Good overview of recycling plastics.

Lynn Higgins, Illinois Polymer Ambassador

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