Table of Contents for Plastics and Polymers


Introduction 7(2)
Water-Loving and Water-Fearing Polymers
9(3)
Super Absorbent Polymer
12(2)
Different Types of Polyethylene Plastic
14(3)
Flow Like a Liquid and Break Like a Solid
17(3)
Nonstick Polymer
20(3)
Seeing Colors in Plastic with Polarized Light
23(4)
Using a Polymer to Thicken a Liquid
27(3)
Odor Moving Through a Polymer
30(3)
Comparing the Heat Insulation of Polymers
33(3)
Heating and Cooling with a Balloon
36(4)
Melting Plastics
40(4)
Breaking Down a Polymer
44(3)
Changing the Shape of Plastic
47(3)
A Longer Rubber Band
50(4)
Bending Cold Polymers
54(3)
Bouncing Balls
57(3)
Science Concepts 60(1)
Further Reading 61(1)
Index 62