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Polymers

Dr. Dad's PH3

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994

Duration: 00:14:43

Subjects: Educational films | Science | Polymers

Contributors:

  • Tomecek, Steve Host
  • Morningstar, Joyce Interviewee

Description

In this episode of the series “Dr. Dad’s PH3” from 1994, Dr. Dad and the kids create a glue-based polymer and test the strength of polymers. Dr. Dad also visits Dr. Joyce Morningstar, a chemist at Ethyl Corporation, who discusses the characteristics of polymers and shares examples of natural and synthetic polymers. Lastly, Dr. Dad and the kids test the coefficient of restitution, or “bounciness,” of polymers.