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What is a hydrogel and what are they used for? Students will make their own hydrogel and test them for its mechanical properties. They will then conduct an experiment to find out whether a variable can change the properties of the hydrogel. Looking at current research on hydrogels as a substitute for cartilage, students will attempt to design a hydrogel that has properties similar to cartilage.  



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Activity 1 – Making and Testing a Hydrogel

Activity 2 – Testing Affects of a Variable on a Hydrogel

Activity 3 – Making Artificial Cartilage

Hydrogels Reading

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