|Type of Polymer||Slime Rating||Slow poke||Fast poke||Slow pull||Fast pull||Blob test (seconds)||Hang test (seconds)||Bounce test|
|Oobleck||3/5||Hard exterior, Gooey interior.||Hard to poke through, crumbles.||Stringy, stretches out, breaks off slowly.||Breaks quickly and cleanly.||5||8||Plops onto plate.|
|Boogers||1/5||Damp, sticky, molds to finger.||Molds to finger, doesn’t stick.||Super stretchy, doesn’t break off for a long distance.||Breaks instantly and cleanly.||56.65||11.88||Approx. 3cm bounce.|
|Super Slime||2/5||Molds around finger like a cushion.||Breaks through, stays molded.||Stretches out approx. 6 inches before breaking.||Breaks in half instantly.||58.03||18||Approx. 2cm bounce.|
|Gloop||1/5||Really hard to break through, stays molded to tip of finger.||Doesn’t budge.||Breaks at around 2ft.||Breaks instantly in half.||Over a minute.||Over two minutes.||Approx. 10cm bounce.|
Oobleck – Slime like texture, however solidifies and crumbles with pressure; doughy, sticky.
Boogers – Super sticky, opaque. Looks shiny and smooth, smells like glue.
Super Slime – Slimy, bouncy, rubbery, diaphanous blue color. Sticky and smells like glue.
Gloop – Damp, feels like rubber or silly putty. Breaks easily, is opaque, smells like paint.
For our project, we are making a polymer that can protect phone screens from breaking. For that, I feel as if the Super Slime’s bounciness combined with Boogers stickiness and ability to stay molded will form a great base. I also think that Gloop’s capability to stay molded and not drip everywhere was a good characteristic to include in our polymer. To test the strength of our polymer, I was thinking about doing the blob test, hang test, and the bounce test. Doing these tests on our polymer will show if it is capable to withstand being on a phone and dropped. Then to test how well it can stick and stay molded to a phone, we will put it around a broken phone that is not in use and see the results over the course of 5 minutes. Then I will take the phone home, and overnight, see how well the case molded. To test if it is safe to drop, we will put it around a glass screen protector and drop it from different heights, recording all results.