An excellent resource for this module is Polymer Chemistry, 1989. It includes applications, theory, and experiments/demonstrations. Also available with it is a computer program "An Introduction to Polymerization" for the APPLE II series. Both are available for $22.00 from:
NSTA Publications Department PL 1742 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-0002
Available on video cassette is a two part videotape. Part I is "Polymers" and part two is "Biochemistry". The cost in the current catalog is listed as $59.00. It is available from:
Wings for Learning/Sunburst Communication 1600 Green Hills Road PO Box 660002 Scotts Valley, CA 95076-0002
Another video tape titled "Polymers" runs for approximately nine and one-half minutes and is available from:
Films for the Humanities and Sciences PO BOX 2053 Princeton, NJ 08450
Useful in developing an understanding of the mechanism by which addition polymerization occurs is the game "Polymer Rummy - A Game for 2 - 4 Players" by Dr. Doug Halsted. It also emphasizes some of the many uses of polyethylene.
Any one or all the above materials are good and will help to bring to life the theory of polymers and the reactions by which they form. The video from WINGS for Learning also provides some information on processing and applications of polymers.
There are numerous not for profit and for profit organizations that can be contacted for recycling information. A few are listed below.