Polymer Prodigies

How can you change the properties of materials?

Metals are conductors and plastics are insulators, right? End of story.

Or is it?

We know plastics are currently on everyone’s naughty list, but the ability to control their chemistry enables us to do amazing things. Join Volha, Jason, Anne, and others as they talk about all the cool ways they are controlling the properties of plastics and polymeric materials.

Using the overarching phenomenon of how something can be easy to break sometimes and harder to break at other times, students explore the properties of materials and how you can change them to solve challenges as they ask themselves:

"What can I do with this material?" 


The only limit is your imagination.