Why Doesn’t Anything Stick to Teflon?

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Since it was accidentally discovered in 1938, polytetrafluoroethylene—otherwise known as Teflon—has made its way into many different products. Watch an informative video that describes the science in making Teflon, and its benefits to consumers.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in Teflon-coated kitchen items to test and demonstrate their non-stick performance
  • Research different products that have Teflon in them, or have class members write down as many things that come up in the video that contain Teflon
Classroom Considerations
  • Viewers should have a basic understanding of the bonding of molecules and atoms
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Pros
  • Includes demonstrations throughout the video
  • Comes with excellent links to elaborate on the topic further
Cons
  • None