University of Missouri

Fun with Polymers Workshop

Girls are product consultants for a fictitious company, Polymer Fun, Inc. They visit and assist various "research scientists" making and evaluating new products. The girls help Dr. Ick develop special-effects products for the movie industry (slime) and Dr. Elmer develop new "rubber" products to be used on the soles of shoes ("incrediblobs incrediballs"). Dr. Green has them create and test all-natural polymers ("moo," egg, and flour glues), and they work with Dr. Dry to solve a problem for the company president Dr. Plastic, whose baby has leaky diapers (supersoaker polymers). The girls are also encouraged to suggest other uses for their creations.

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Next Workshop:
Fun with Polymers November 5th 2016

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