Here follow my instructions for the thermoplastic experiment. With a little creativity and diligence, you can make your own figures and give nice Christmas presents for the family. Thermoplastics may be reshaped by heating, so if you are not happy with what you just created, just heat up the thermoplastic again and start all over again.
Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen?
Instructions for parents: Read this first.
A thermoplastic, or thermosoftening plastic, is a plastic material, a polymer, that becomes pliable or moldable above a specific temperature and solidifies upon cooling.
There are several types of thermoplastic that have slightly different characteristics and can, therefore, be used to produce parts by various polymer processing techniques such as injection molding, compression molding, calendering, and extrusion.
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