Type
Crossword
Description

Fossilized tree resin amber
Flexible, especially when heated. Can be formed in to a complex shape. thermoforming
Rigid group of plastics. Once they have been formed or "set" they can not be reformed. thermosetting
Packaging which prevents damage to fragile goods. Also used for takeaway hot food and hot drinks. polystyrene
Known as PVC polyvinylchloride
Can be worked and formed easily. Has a glossy attractive finish. Used for shop signs, baths, display stands etc. acrylic
It is able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking. malleable
Multicoloured plastic toy you can build creations with by connecting the blocks lego
Convert (waste) into reusable material. recycle
Plastics are mainly synthetic materials made from this. Traditionally come from finite petrochemical resources such as oil, gas and coal. polymer

Polymers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What small molecules like ethene are called? monomers
What is the process of joining together molecules like ethene to form long chains of atoms called? polymerisation
What are large molecules consisting of thousands of monomers often called? macromolecule
Which polymer is commonly used for shopping bags and bottles? polythene
Which polymer is commonly used for packing and insulation? polystyrene
Which polymer is commonly used for rope and carpet fibres? polypropene
What type of problem occurs because of dumping non-biodegradable plastics? pollution
Incineration of non-biodegradable plastics causes what to be released? toxins
Two different monomers joined by an ester link are often called? polyesters
What is it called when a water molecule is lost each time 2 starting molecules link up? condensation polymerisation
What link is formed as nylon? amide
What type of bond is between the two carbons? double bond
What type of insulator can polythene be used as? electrical
What can polythene be a substitute for? natural materials
Along with heating and high pressure what else is needed to make polythene? catalyst
Because only one product is formed in polymerisation, what is this process called? addition polymerisation
What polymer is used for non stick frying pans? teflon
What does PVC stand for? polyvinylchloride
Nylon is often woven into? fabric

Plastics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Short for Polyvinyl Chloride PVC
The process of turing crude oil into plastics Polymerisation
Type of plastic that can be softened when heated to form new shapes thermoplastic
Plastic bottle caps are often made from this plastic Polypropylene
Disposable coffee cupsare normally made from this plastic Polystyrene
Items such as cling-film, sandwich bags, squeezable bottles, and plastic carrier bags are made from this easy to recycle plastic Polyethylene
_________ plastics are chemically manufactured from Crude Oil Synthetic
We can get this type of plastic from Insects Shellac
We can sourse this type of plastic from some trees Latex
We can extract this type of plastic from Plants cellulose
____________ plastics can only be heated and shaped once. Thermoset
A common name for Polymethyl Methacrylate Acrylic

Plastics Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

liquid cement
evaluate
decorative
pillar drill
buffing
sanding
pendant
keyring
logo
vacuum forming
blow moulding
compression
strip heater
melamine
acrylic
thermoforming
thermosetting

Polymers Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Urea-formaldehyde
Polyester Resin
PF
MF
Epoxy resin
PET
Polyvinyl chloride
Polypropylene
High density Polythene
High impact polystyrene
Acrylic

Plastics and Polymers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The process of forming a large molecule by linking together smaller subunits Polymerization
A six carbon aromatic compound with alternating C=C double bonds Benzene
One of the small repeating units of a polymer Monomer
The process of growing a polymer chain Propagation
The combination of two molecules through the loss of a smaller molecule such as H2O Condensation
The combination of molecules by sharing electrons with an adjacent molecule Addition
A polymer that springs back after being twisted or pulled Elastomer
The disorder of molecules Entropy
Type of polymer that cannot be reformed or remolded after initial heat-forming Thermoset
Type of polymer that is remoldable when heated Thermoplastic
Natural component of first synthesized plastics Cellulose
Polystyrene produced when the phenol groups alternate on its backbone chain Syndiotactic
Additive that gives plastics flexibility and durability Plasticizer
Component of first the synthesized plastic Nitrate
Component of Safety Celluloid Acetate
Type of polymer formed from two or more repeating monomers Alternating
Without a clearly defined form or shape Amorphous
Type of natural thermoplastic Tortoiseshell
First plastic made from fully synthetic materials Bakelite
Type of rubber formed by heating with sulfur Vulcanized

Material Science Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Material Science is a branch of science that focuses on materials; interdisciplinary field composed of physics and _________. chemistry
Ability of a material to break, snap, crack or fail easily when subjected to external loads. Brittle
Ability of a material to undergo permanent deformation through cross-section reductions and elongation without fracture. ductility
Reversible deformation of the form or dimensions of a solid body under stress. elastic
Irreversible deformation of the form or dimension of a solid body under stress. plastic
Able to withstand great strain without tearing or cracking toughness
Category of materials that consists of aluminum, copper, steel (iron alloy), nickel, and titanium metal
Category of materials that includes clay, silica glass, alumina, and quartz ceramic
Category of materials that includes PVC, teflon, various plastics, adhesives, and kevlar polymer
Category of materials that includes wood, carbon fiber resins, and concrete composite
Metals are _____________ strength high
Metals have a __________ melting point. meduim
Polymers are ________weight. light
Polymers are _____ to corrosive chemical environments inert
Some polymers can be ________ to 1000% the original length stretched
A mixtures of two or more metal and nonmetal elements (for example, steel) is called an _____ alloy
A materials scientist uses his/her combined knowledge of physics, chemistry and ______________ to exploit property-structure combinations for practical use. metallurgy
The example of a composite in our lab was a ________________. popsicle stick
Our example of a metal was a _____________. paper clip
In our lab we used a ____________ to represent polymers. plastic bag
Mrs. Schneider had a single ______ to represent ceramics. tile

Product Design (Adhesives) Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Glue
Plastic
Wood
Waterproof
Materials
Connect
Epoxy Resin
Synthetic Resin
PVA
Acrylic Cement
Contact

All-American Boys Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking-153 balked
feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment-155 indignant
consciously and intentionally; on purpose-166 deliberately
walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort-176 sauntered
(of a machine) stop working properly-188 fritz
prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove-199 refute
the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change-200 activism
fish by letting the fly bob lightly on the water without letting the line touch the water-200 dapped
condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected-208 normalcy
engage in a vigorous struggle or scuffle-208 tussled
an elected member of a municipal council-213 alderman
accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance-213 passive
compress (a soft material) into a lump or bundle-215 wadded
(of a bullet, shell, or other projectile) rebound one or more times off a surface-217 ricocheted
engage in a simulated game-218 scrimmaged
repeat mechanically-220 parroted
a young trainee in the armed services or police force-226 cadets
a system of Christian or other religious belief; a faith-227 creed
(in the Bible) a Philistine giant, according to legend slain by David (1 Sam. 17), but according to another tradition slain by Elhanan (2 Sam. 21:19).-229 Goliath
synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer, used especially for wallpapers and other covering materials and for phonograph records-229 vinyl

A Word Quest with Plastics and Polymers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The formal name for a chain reaction polymerization. Addition
The formal name for a step-growth polymerization reaction. Condensation
The name for a molecule, atom or ion with unpaired electrons that initiates addition polymerization. Free Radical
A type of polymer with chains of two or more monomers. Copolymer
The name for a type of copolymer whereby monomers are arranged in turns. This is needed for crystalline polymer forms. Alternating
The second step in addition polymerization whereby the chain grows (the most amount of time is spent here). Propagation
A type of polymer described as "beads on a string with charms". Branched
A step in addition polymerization whereby two free radicals join to create a stable bond. Termination
The term that describes two equal forms of a benzene molecule when single and double bonds alternate around the ring (bond length is 1.5). Resonance
The name of the molecule composed of one benzene ring with one less hydrogen that is always attached to something else. Phenyl
Epoxies are an example of this type of plastic that decomposes before it melts. They are re-used as fillers. Thermoset
Polyethylene is an example of this type of plastic that can be remolded. Thermoplastic
The term to describe the chemical bonds that form between Polyvinyl acetate chains in Borax to produce silly putty. Cross-linked
The name for amorphous polymers with low glass transition temperatures (Tg). Elastomers
A type of plastic with holes between its cross-linked chains. This plastic can swell and absorb water or solvent. Gel
A type of test (qualitative analysis) whereby plastic samples are exposed to an open flame. Hint: A green flame indicates the presence of PVC. Beilstein
Plastic used for ketchup bottles and yogurt or margarine containers. It is identified by the Recycling Number "5". Polypropylene
Composed of amide monomers represented as HNC=O. Hint: Nylon 6 is an example of this polymer. Polyamide
Phenol and formaldehyde react under heat and pressure to produce this plastic. Hint: it was the first plastic made entirely of synthetic components. Bakelite
Used to improve specific properties of plastics such as flexibility or colour, while maintaining other properties. These may migrate as the plastic ages. Additives
A residue that forms on the surface of plastics which is often oily. Blooming
A highly flammable material used as a transparent coating on photographs from 1889-early 1950s. One positive test to distinguish it from other materials is that it turns a deep blue colour in a solution of Diphenylamine with 90% Sulfuric Acid. Cellulose Nitrate
"Vinegar Syndrome" is a telling sign of the decomposition of this material also used to coat photographs starting in the 1920s. Cellulose Acetate

Ceramic Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

clay that has dried slightly from the plastic stage, can be joined using water, but has become a bit too fragile to bend and shape at lot. leather hard
Clay that has completely dried out, but has not been fired yet. bone dry
Clay objects that have been fired one time, turning the clay into glass. At this stage, clay is ready to be stained, painted or glazed. Bisqueware
Clay that has been applied with glaze or underglazes and then fired a second time. glazeware
a term that refers to one of several techniques used to build pottery using only the hands and simple tools, rather than using the potter’s wheel. handbuilding
This technique is a method of shaping clay by inserting the thumb of one hand into a ball of clay and lightly pinching between the thumb and the fingers, while slowly rotating the ball of clay in the palm of the other hand. pinch pots
a handbuilding technique used to construct ceramic forms by rolling out ropes of clay and joining them together with the fingers and various smoothing tools. coil pots
a handbuilding of technique used to construct ceramic forms by rolling out a flat “pancake-like” piece of clay which can then be cut into shapes and built into a box. slab pots
the process of mixing and turning clay to remove air pockets and create uniform consistency in the clay. wedging
a technique used to connect two pieces of clay by scratching into the surfaces of each piece of clay and then applying watered down clay to each piece before pressing the pieces together. slip and score
to draw or scratch lines into the clay surface, to either connect two pieces of clay or add texture. score
a process in which clay is heated to high temperatures in a kiln, which melts the silica sand in the clay and when it cools turns to glass, making the form permanent. firing
a furnace of refractory clay bricks used to heat pottery or fuse glass. kiln
glass-forming chemicals, usually with coloring compounds added, that is applied in a liquid form to bisqueware clay and fired in a kiln, forming a pleasing coating around the surface of the clay. glaze
Pottery which can not only serve as an art object but can also be used for a purpose, such as bowls, plates, cups. functional pottery
the usually narrower part that leads from the body of a pot or vase to the mouth. neck
this is the main part of the pot or vase. It usually the largest part of the pot or vase. body
this is the part of the pot or vase that meets or rests on the floor or table. foot
a decoration technique in which lines are carefully drawn into a clay surface. carving
process in which material is steadily built up to produce the finished figure additive
a large container, typically earthenware, glass, or plastic, with a handle and a lip, used for holding and pouring liquids pitcher
a pot with a handle, spout, and lid, in which tea is brewed and from which it is poured teapot
a round, deep dish or basin used for food or liquid bowl
a small, bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically having a handle cup
a strong, coarse unbleached cloth made from cotton, or a similar yarn, used as a surface for clay handbuilding canvas
a board used as a base for handbuilng and storing clay projects bat