Let's Make Polymers!


In this activity, students will learn about the properties of polymers, what kinds of polymers we interact with every day, and the applications of polymers. To understand these concepts, students will make their own slime and then their own bouncy balls. Students will be able to identify the various roles each substance plates in the creation of the slime and the bouncy ball, as well as the different properties of the polymers that comprise both creations.

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Columbia Engineering

Columbia Engineering Outreach Programs aim to provide greater accessibility to academic and professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially for traditionally underrepresented local stakeholders. Through community engagement, we enhance the quality and reach of learning at all levels.

Our updated Inside Engineering program now brings Columbia Engineering lab content straight to you! These now are featured in the format of hands-on, engaging engineering design activities and lessons that you can do right in your own homes or classrooms.

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Science, Chemistry, Engineering


35 students, 1 chap. per 35 stu.


45 min.


School Based Program


6, 7, 8

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