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Defining and Identifying Polymers

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We use polymer-based products everyday, but we probably don't realize it. For example, what do CDs, sneakers, paper plates and contact lenses all have in common? Aside from sitting in your junk drawer, these items are all made from polymers—long strings of molecules linked together. These microscopically tiny structures are made of repeating sets of individual molecules known as monomers, which unleash varying sets of physical and chemical properties when strung together into a polymer. Silicon, carbon, plastic and rubber are all examples of the wide variety of textures and scientific makeup polymers exhibit when monomers are mixed and matched in assorted ways. Think of monomers as basic elements of a recipe—flour, sugar, oil. When put together in different combinations and in varying amounts, the result can be a cake, cream puff, biscuit or homemade glue.

How common are these molecular chain links? Well, because hundreds of objects in everyday life (your computer keyboard for example) are comprised of polymers, they're basically impossible to avoid. This playlist takes polymers out from under the microscope and into your hands with poly-based crafts, experiments and everyday applications.

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Learn how to draw out the formula of poly-chloroethene and poly-propene and learn about some of their uses in real life. At Fuse School, teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. Our OER are available free of charge to anyone. Make sure to subscribe - we are going to create 3000 more! Fuse School is currently running the Chemistry Journey project - a Chemistry Education project by The Fuse School sponsored by Fuse. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Be sure to follow our social media for the latest videos and information! Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseschool Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fuseschool Google+: http://www.gplus.to/FuseSchool Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/virtualschooluk Email: info@fuseschool.org Website: www.fuseschool.org This video is distributed under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND
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Caroline and Val make plastic from milk and vinegar. This is one of the experiments featured in our new book 'How to Fossilise your Hamster'. http://www.newscientist.com/hamster.ns/
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Buy Water Gel Here: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/water-gel-magic-slush-powder.html When our science guy, Steve Spangler, wants to know if Mark has a change of clothes here at the station, you know that today's experiment probably involves lots of water. It's a simple lesson in chemistry... and trust. Want more experiments like this? Check out http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments © 2013 Steve Spangler, Inc. all rights reserved
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You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Also, if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing great content. Did you know that Polymers save the lives of Elephants? Well, now you do! The world of Polymers is so amazingly integrated into our daily lives that we sometimes forget how amazing they are. Here, Hank talks about how they were developed an the different types of Polymers that are common in the world today, including some that may surprise you. -- Table of Contents Commercial Polymers & Saved Elephants 0:00 Ethene AKA Ethylene 2:29 Addition Reactions 3:08 Ethene Based Polymers 4:44 Addition Polymerization & Condensation Reactions 6:32 Proteins & Other Natural Polymers 8:33 -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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Check out this and other cool science experiments at http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/e... Steve talks about the tragic Louisiana oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and demonstrates a polymer that has the ability to absorb oil. Could this powder be the solution to cleanup our oceans? About Steve Spangler Science... Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. Spangler is probably best known for his Mentos and Diet Coke geyser experiment that went viral in 2005 and prompted more than 1,000 related YouTube videos. Spangler is the founder of www.SteveSpanglerScience.com, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of science toys, classroom science demonstrations, teacher resources and home for Spangler's popular science experiment archive and video collection. Spangler is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he takes classroom science experiments to the extreme. Check out his pool filled with 2,500 boxes of cornstarch! Cool Science Toys - http://www.SteveSpanglerScience.com Sign up for the Experiment of the Week - http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/e... Watch Spangler's Science Videos - http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/v... Attend a Spangler Hands-on Science Workshop for Teachers - http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/t... Visit Spangler's YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/stevespanglers... Join the conversation on Steve Spangler's blog - http://www.SteveSpangler.com Additional Information: On the education side, Spangler started his career as a science teacher in the Cherry Creek School district for 12 years. Today, Steve travels extensively training teachers in ways to make learning more engaging and fun. His hands-on science boot camps and summer institutes for teachers inspire and teach teachers how to prepare a new generation for an ever-changing work force. Over the last 15 years, he has also made more than 500 television appearances as an authority on hands-on science and inquiry-based learning. On the business side, Spangler is the founder and CEO of Steve Spangler Science, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of educational toys and kits and hands-on science training services for teachers. The companys unique business strategies and viral creations have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Wired and TIME Magazine where online readers voted Steve Spangler #18 in the Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year for 2006 (what were they thinking?). You'll find more than 140 Spangler created products available online at SteveSpanglerScience.com and distributed to toy stores and mass-market retailers worldwide. Spangler joined NBC affiliate 9News in 2001 as the science education specialist. His weekly experiments and science segments are designed to teach viewers creative ways to make learning fun. His now famous Mentos Geyser experiment, turning 2-liter bottles of soda into erupting fountains, became an Internet sensation in September 2005 when thousands of people started posting their own Mentos explosions on YouTube.com. As founder of SteveSpanglerScience.com, Spangler and his design team have developed more than 140 educational toys and science-related products featured by mass-market retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R' Us, Discovery Channel Stores and over 1,400 independent specialty toy stores. His educational science catalog and on-line business offers more than a thousand science toys and unique learning resources. Recently, Spangler has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, WIRED, the History Channel, Food Network and TIME Magazine where on-line readers voted Steve Spangler #18 in the Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year for 2006. His recent appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show have taught viewers how to blow up their food, shock their friends, create mountains of foam, play on a bed of nails, vanish in a cloud of smoke and how to turn 2,500 boxes of cornstarch and a garden hose into a swimming pool of fun.
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Paul Andersen explains how polymers are formed from monomers. He describes how carbohydrates, protein and nucleic acids are created through condensation reactions. He also explains how these macromolecules are broken down through the process of hydrolysis. Intro Music Atribution Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation A polymer is really any molecule or compound that exists of many repeating little units. Get an example of a polymer compound with help from an expert in the field of science and chemistry in this free video clip. Expert: Robin Higgins Contact: www.linkedin.com/pub/robin-higgins/31/6aa/9 Bio: Robin Higgins graduated with a B.S in Chemistry from Emory University 2010, and has just recently received her M.S in Chemistry from the University of California Los Angeles. Filmmaker: bjorn wilde Series Description: When dealing with chemistry and biology, there are always a few key things you need to keep in mind. Get tips on chemistry with help from an expert in the field of science and chemistry in this free video series.