Creating Our Own Polymer
Could you believe it? My team has been hired by the Inventions and Innovations Company “Dream On” to design a polymer product that will have a real-world impact! Today we were split into groups of two and each group had to create their own special polymer. Except the problem for Matthew and me was, what are we going to make? This question got us thinking; we currently don’t actually have any ideas yet so we decided to research a little bit. After quite a while, we decided we wanted to make a polymer that could stick things together, almost like a blue tag. This polymer will help stick something to another thing, for example if you want to put a poster up on the wall, you can use this polymer to help you. We would have many different colors of the polymer we are creating because different people will use it for different things, and some people might like this color, and some people might like the other color. We have our idea ready, but how are we going to make it able to stick with other things? We actually had no idea so Matthew and I decided to do different tests. We got our lab coats and got to work. Matthew got a little of everything because we weren’t very sure what was needed. After adding some glue, borax, liquid starch, and some cornstarch, we created something very weird. I think we might have added too much glue because it was very sticky and disgusting. Before we could try again, time flew by too fast, class already ended. For day 1, we only got one trial done and it didn’t really work out. I think this polymer we are trying to make is a little difficult, if we still cannot get it next time, we might have to find another idea.
Here is where I found my image.