The word ‘polymer’ comes from the Greek ‘poly’ meaning ‘many’, and ‘mer’ meaning ‘piece’. But what is a polymer? Are they synthetic, biological or both?
In this workshop, students will learn about natural polymers such as skin, hair, cotton and wool, as well as manufactured polymers like plastics, glues and rubber. Discover the key concepts of polymer chemistry.
Suitable for Stages 4–5.
This workshop is part of the Science Festival at the Australian Museum, which brings exciting discoveries and practical science to life with a unique program of hands-on activities, talks and explosive workshops, with a wide coverage of scientific fields and school curriculum links.
When you arrive at the Australian Museum you will find Ellie or one of our event coordinators (in a bright orange shirt) and our lovely volunteers (yellow shirts) waiting to greet you. Please see an event coordinator before going into the Museum for your activity.
For school bookings only. Minimum 15 students. Times subject to change. Check the event timetable here for up to date session times.