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All plastics are polymers, but not all polymers are plastic! Whaaaat, you say? Polymers are defined as materials made of long, repeating chains of molecules. These materials often have unique properties, depending on the type of molecules being bonded and how they are bonded. Some polymers bend and stretch, like rubber and silicone. Others are hard and tough, like glass and some plastics. This kit invites you to play with different polymers in order to investigate their properties. So put on your science smock and get ready to get your hands messy. From monomers to polymers, Shrinky Dinks to kinetic sand and even Polymer Beads - let's dive deep into this ooey gooey science and have a blast as we explore why some things bounce and some things tangle!

Recommended Grade Levels: 2-4

Price: $40

Shipping Cost: $8

STEM at Home Kits are available for curbside pick-up and shipping:

  • Curbside pick-up will take place at the SEEC building, Lot 556 (map linked) on Thursdays or Fridays between 3-5pm. You will receive an email from CU Science Discovery confirming the date and time for your scheduled pick-up within two weeks of placing your order. Do not arrive for curbside pick-up until you have received an email confirming your scheduled date and time.  
  • If you select the shipping option at checkout, your kit will be shipped via USPS within two weeks of your order being placed. 

Questions? Please reach out via email or leave call back information at 303.492.7188.