Identify polymers as large molecules with a carbon backbone. Recognize that polymers are comprised of repeating monomers. Investigate synthetic and naturally occurring polymers and relate their chemical structure to their current or potential use.
Materials exist throughout our physical world. The structures of materials influence their physical properties, chemical reactivity and use.
People develop new materials as a response to the needs of society and the pursuit of knowledge. This development may have risks and benefits to humans and the environment.