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In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students "explore both polymers and copolymers." Upon completion of this activity students should be able to compare linear, branched, and cross-linked polymers; connect the density of polymers with differences in their structure; and connect polymer structures with their reversibility, and consider the importance for recycling." The activity itself is a java-based interactive resource built upon the free, open source Molecular Workbench software. In the activity, students are allowed to explore at their own pace in a digital environment full of demonstrations, illustrations, and models they can manipulate. In addition to the activity, visitors will find an overview of the activity, a test and rubric, central concepts, and their correlation to AAAS standards.


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