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Title: Don't Throw it in the Garbage: Investigating the Classification and Processing of Recycled Products
Url: http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/polymers/g.html
Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Description: The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this lesson plan for students learning about polymers. The exercise will investigate the use of the "three arrow numbering system" for recycling polymers. The lab covers classes of polymers, their uses and physical properties of some thermoplastics.

The procedure should take about 40-45 minutes of class time. Discussion questions, teacher notes and a link to a video clip are included.
LC Classification: Technology -- Chemical technology -- Polymers and polymer manufacture
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Chemical engineering -- Special processes and operations, A-Z -- Recycle processes
Science -- Chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Science -- Chemistry -- Organic chemistry -- Polymers. Macromolecules
GEM Subject: Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Tech prep
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Science -- Technology
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Chemistry
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Polymers
Environmental engineering -- Recycling
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-12-18 09:41:42 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-10-11 11:14:25 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
Full Record Views: 56
Resource URL Clicks: 8
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