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Create a polymer, and identify physical and chemical reactions. Design an experiment, and test the causes of chemical changes in "Chemistry in a Baggie".

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About This Program


By Request: $195.00

Billing occurs AFTER VC is completed. Goggles and gloves are needed for experiments. These items are available to rent for an extra fee.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Please allow 3 to 4 weeks advance notice when choosing your preferred date. We need time for shipping kits. Program not available on Thursdays

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

1 weeks' notice for cancellation is requested otherwise full program fees will be charged.

About This Provider

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Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO
United States

Our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Erin Jaeger
417-862-9910 ext.726

Program Details


1. This program begins with discussion of matter and demos of physical and chemical changes
2. Criteria is established for each kind of change
3. Polymers are introduced and students will make GAK
4. Students will conduct their own lab and determine what kinds of changes are occurring
5. Students will make observations and predictions of chemicals and reactions.


1. Students will differentiate between physical and chemical changes,
2. Students will become familiar with the physical characteristics of a polymer,
3. Students will relate both physical and chemical changes to the Law of Conservation of Matter, and
4. Students will use scientific inquiry to design their own experiments.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Meets Next Generation Science Standards

State Standards

Meets Next Generation Science Standards