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Plastics and Polymers *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, looks at how plastics are made and how they can be manipulated to have very different functions. The key points made in the film are: •Plastics are synthetic materials called polymers. •Polymers are made of small molecules called monomers obtained from crude oil. •The plastic's properties depend on how the polymer chains are arranged. •Plastics are used in an enormous variety of products like bags and milk bottles.

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