Students will be fully engaged in this awesome 2 week lesson on Polymers.
Students begin the lessons by observing a exhilarating "magic" trick preformed by the teacher. They preform a lab where they investigate the absorptive properties of the polymers in diapers. Then students get to explore polymers by completing a fun webquest. Students read various current event articles that explain the many different uses of polymers. The lesson culminates in a project where students become sales executives and with a partner create an argumentative sales pitch to get a board of directors to fund a certain polymer.
I just completed this lesson with my 7th graders and they loved it! I have never seen kids so excited to learn!