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Lesson 12: Diaper Polymers

DESCRIPTION
Polymer crystals found in diapers are used to absorb water.

OBJECTIVE
This lesson teaches students about ionic polymers and chemical reactions.

CONTENT TOPICS
Chemical reactions; polymers

Lesson 12: Diaper Polymers

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LIST OF MATERIALS

  1. Super-absorbent disposable diapers
  2. Distilled water
  3. Table salt
  4. Paper bag
  5. Spoons
  6. Paper cups
  7. Magnifying glass (optional)

REVIEW GAME

HYPOTHESIS

The mixing of white school glue and borax will create a polymer that has different characteristics from the original substances.