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Introduction to Plastics

Introduction to Plastics

Teachers' Domain presents this video as part of a series on advanced technological education. This video illustrates the basics of the plastics industry. The clip teaches the physical properties of plastics, including examples of common plastics. It also includes an animation depicting how monomers join to form polymers, which plastics are made up of. The video goes on to show how polymers and resins are produced. The video may be viewed online or downloaded. To download the clip, users must create a free login for Teachers' Domain. Running time for this QuickTime video is 2:36. Educators will also find a background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment for the material.
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