Fun with Polymers by David Fries, IHMC

March 18, 2017

The March Science Saturday topic was “Fun With Polymers”, presented by David Fries, a senior research scientist at IHMC. Students learned that polymers are everywhere. Hands-on experiments included combining two substances in the correct quantities to make both a hard and a soft polymer. (As shown in the photos, the soft polymer was more popular!) Students also performed physical activities related to the structure of polymers - including the most well known biopolymer, DNA. A very good time was had by all. This season of Science Saturdays is generously sponsored by the Escambia County Sherrif’s Office with State Law Enforcement Trust Fund Monies and by Gulf Power.