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Polymers (1994)

Dr. Dad's PH3



Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994

Duration: 00:14:43

Subjects: Educational films | Science | Polymers


  • Tomecek, Steve Host
  • Morningstar, Joyce Interviewee


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.