The science of synthetic polymers

The science of synthetic polymers
Publication Date: June, 2005
Type of Resource: Video/animation

This online resource is a video (approx 4 minutes) that examines the history and development of the first synthetic polymers.


It could be used as an example of irreversible reactions, or to develop a timeline of the development of polymer science in a web quest.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products... > ACSSU187
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and... > ACSHE191
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances > ACSSU225
  • Year 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific knowledge has changed people's understanding of the world and is... > ACSHE134
  • Year 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE136
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a... > ACSSU178
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and... > ACSHE158
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and... > ACSHE157