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Polymer Project: Day 4

April 14th

Final Day: Reviewing Commercials

My heart beat increased tremendously as I walked into the classroom. Today was the day to present our product in front of our class. I started out a little nervous because my friend’s advertisement was very good. However, when our video was playing, people were laughing and enjoyed it. After watching our video, I felt a lot better about our advertisement since my classmates liked it.

After watching all of the advertisements, I personally liked Jisu and Ellie’s advertisement the best because their advertisement had lots of great stuff: impactful product, humor, informational, well almost everything that was needed was included in their video. It wasn’t only me who liked their product/advertisement the best, I could say the whole class enjoyed watching their video because they won the “Dream On” competition!

To conclude this polymer project, I think overall our polymer idea, design, advertisement were all very good. But there are still many things Matthew and I can improve on. For example, our polymer idea could have been a little more creative, like we could have made a blue-tag polymer or something. Secondly, the design could have been more unique than just a flat ball shaped polymer. In conclusion, I really enjoyed this polymer project because I had lots of fun playing with the polymers.

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Here is where I found this image.

 

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(Image 2: Part of our video)

 

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Polymer Project: Day 3

April 10th

Creating Our Own Polymer

Since we have completed our polymer design, Matthew and me are now going to make an advertising video for our product, The CCC(Cool, Cup, Cushion). In our video, we decided to start out with problems without our product. Then we would tell the audience we have a way to solve this problem, and it was by using our polymer product! After introducing our product, we showed them how our product will solve the problem with an example. Lastly, Matthew and I did interviews of ourselves talking about the uses and pros and cons of our product, doing this would help the audience understand our product even better. Then of course, when you’re having fun, time goes by fast, and the class ended. I personally think the most difficult part of making the video was the recordings, since we kept laughing in the process for literally no reason.

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(How it looks when it’s being used)

 

Polymer Project: Day 2

April 8th

Creating Our Own Polymer

After testing for another class session, we have decided, to make a cup holder polymer. In our minds right now, this cup holder polymer is used to help people when they are on transportation. For example, if they are on the car, they can place their bottle on the polymer. I think we already have our polymer completed and ready to go but we might need to re-make the polymer one more time just to make sure we have the right materials and their amounts. Our first goal was to make something similar to blue-tag, but when we were trying to make the blue-tag, we somehow made another polymer. Which is also the one we decided to use because we thought it was actually pretty cool. Below are some photos we took of our polymer.

 

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Polymer Project: Day 1

March 30th

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.

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Here is where I found my image.

The Journey of Polymers

Day 1
March 9th 

Oobleck

Today we first read the graphic novel by Dr Seuss called Bartholomew and the Oobleck, we read this book because we were going to this lab about Oobleck later on in the class. In this lab, we made an actual Oobleck, it was sort of white and very sticky. At first I didn’t like touching and rubbing it, but after a while it became harder like clay so it was better afterward. ‪We learnt that starch and water created another substance.

My questions are: What are polymers? Why are they called polymers? What are the types of polymers?

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Day 2
March 11th

Polymers Concept Map/Gloop

Today we shared our research about the questions we answered. We got to learn a lot more about Polymers after everyone shared their information that they collected. After sharing our information, we created a concept map with the App Inspiration. Lastly, we created Gloop. Gloop was another type of polymer, it was very bouncy and because of the food coloring, we all had different colors. I learned that polymers could vary in texture and properties. I also learned about their composition and monomers, their history, and where they can be found. Lastly, I began to understand more about polymers, what are polymers, Types of polymers etc.

My questions is: Are there different variety of polymers that are very similar as the Gloop?

Here is my concept map.

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Day 3
March 16 

Boogers, Super Slime, Review

Today we did a lab experiment about Boogers and Super Slime, the Boogers were very sticky and it was very weird touching it and rubbing it at first. But after touching it for a long time it wasn’t very sticky. Super slime just as said was very slimy; it was probably the best to touch out of all the different polymers we tested. I learned that the Super Slime was pretty actually slimy and the Boogers start out sticky but if we rub it a lot, it is no longer disgusting and sticky. Now if we look at the names, the names are actually very similar to how it feels because the Boogers actually looked like boogers and looked a little disgusting. While Super Slime was actually very slimy compared to the other polymers.

 My question is: Is the test going to be hard?

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Day 4
March 18

Test Day 

Today we took the unit test and it took us around the whole class period so that was all we did. I think I got most of my answers correct but I know I got like a few wrong answers after checking the notes myself. Since we only took the test, I don’t have any questions.

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Here is where I found my test image.

Here is where I found my Super Slime image.

Here is why I found my Dr. Seuss image.