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Archive for November, 2016

Captain Beatty Letter

Posted by Otto T on 22nd November 2016

To Fire Captain Beatty   After hearing your thoughts on education and books I decided to wright this letter to you explaining that books are not the cause of problems and that burning them is not the way to make people happy. Books contain knowledge and even if that knowledge is wrong we can learn […]

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Polymer journal 1

Posted by Otto T on 21st November 2016

Synthetic materials are man-made materials made from natural recourses. An example of a synthetic material made from natural materials is oobleck made with water and corn starch which are both natural materials. Oobleck is also a polymer, a large molecule made from multiple monomers strung together. Synthetic materials are often made from a polymer base […]

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polymer journal 4

Posted by Otto T on 15th November 2016

Our first prototype was too sticky and did not hold form well enough when we added liquid starch to stretch tactic but when we added borax instead of liquid starch we got all the physical properties we were looking for and worked at reducing volume possibly because of the thickness. Our final prototype (S.A.M.) was […]

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Polymer journal 3

Posted by Otto T on 15th November 2016

We want our polymer to be sticky enough to stay on an ear but not sticky enough to stick in hair or leave a gorse residue in a person’s ear.  We also wanted it to be malleable so it could fit to different people’s ears. We started with two batches stretch-tactic slime as the base […]

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Polymer journal 2

Posted by Otto T on 15th November 2016

Our polymer is designed to block out sound to help people with loud siblings or to help people sleep like ear plugs but we wanted to make it mold to different ears for more comfort and better quality. It will help people focus by blocking sound it will also heal block sound if you have […]

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