Science Polymer Project Journal 1

Journal #1

Synthetic VS. Natural

What are synthetic materials?

Materials that are man made

 

Give 2 examples of synthetic materials.

Money, Super Glue.

 

What are natural resources?

Materials that are not man made

 

Give 2 examples of natural resources.

Trees, Rocks.

 

 

 

 

Polymers and Where They Come From

 

 

What is a polymer?

They are a chain of molecules that could make up plastic

 

 

Give 2 examples of synthetic polymers and the natural resources they come from

Synthetic Polymer #1

Money

What natural resources does this come from?

trees

What would we use this synthetic material for?

Buying things.

Synthetic Polymer #2

Super glue

What natural resources does this come from?

nitrogen

What would we use this synthetic material for?

Gluing things together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Reactions

 

How do natural resources go through a chemical reaction to become synthetic materials?

*important words to think about…polymerization, monomer, polymer

 

Once a monomer meets a molecule identical to itself, it bonds, to it, forming another molecule.

 

 

What is a monomer?

a molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.

 

 

 

What is polymerization?

 

combine or cause to combine to form a polymer.

 

 

 

 

Sources I used:

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/Super-Glue.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_synthetic_polymers
<http://isbtube.isb.bj.edu.cn/video/Introduction-to-Polymers/b094282fa934ed53d987b85342b2cfb8