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Item #: PF2173 

Price: $75.00

Engineering Design Challenge

In this lab experience, students develop a biodegradable polymer using plant waste, acetic acid (vinegar), and vegetable oil or glycerin.

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Safety: Before conducting the lab, review the safety precautions on the student page with the class. Then discuss any safety precautions that are specific to your science laboratory or classroom. Wear goggles, gloves, and an apron.

Materials Included in Kit

Acetic acid (vinegar), 200 mL
Cornstarch, 100 g
Glycerol, 150 mL

Additional Materials Required
Beakers, Borosilicate Glass, 400-mL, 10
Flinn Hot Plate, 7" x 7", 10
Flinn Scientific Electronic Balance, 210 x 0.01-g, 10
Stirring Rods, Glass, 10
Vegetable oil, 10 mL (locally), 10
Organic starch (potato, banana, orange peels) (locally), 10
Water (locally), 10
Oven-safe plate (locally), 10
Spatula or plastic knife (locally), 10