Fun with Polymers by David Fries, IHMC

October 20, 2018

The October Science Saturday was “Fun With Polymers”, presented by David Fries, Senior Research Scientist at IHMC. Students learned that polymers are everywhere. Hands-on experiments included combining two substances in the correct quantities to make a hard and a soft soft polymer. The soft polymer, oobleck, is named for a similarly gooey substance in a Dr. Seuss book. Students also performed physical activities related to the structure of polymers - including the most well known biopolymer, DNA.