Algae String

Duration: 150 minutes, Activity: 2 hours

Grade Levels: 6-8

Design and create colorful string creations from a natural polymer, alginate.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Duration: 150 minutes

Activity: 2 hours

Concepts/Skills: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences


  • Engage in authentic science practices through open-ended exploration.
  • Create a string using polymers harvested from living algae.
  • Manipulate the properties of a polymer using a chemical reaction.