The lab taught students at Arvada West all about covalent and non-covalent interactions responsible for hydrogel formation. We had a lot of fun forming, dissolving, and reforming hydrogels. Alginate, agarose, and HEMA behaved very differently under heating and EDTA addition. Click through the gallery above to watch the lab in action. Thanks to HS teachers, Matthew Studenny and Deb Thompson for inviting us to their Honors chemistry class!
The lab is developing engaging and interactive lab modules that will introduce high-schoolers at Arvada West to polymer chemistry concepts. Thanks to Matthew Studenny and Deborah Thompson (high school teachers at A-West) for inviting us to their classrooms!