Describing Our Polymer
- We are making a polymer that can resist heat to protect any limb of the body, mainly the hands, from being susceptible to getting burnt or touched by the hot material or substance.
- We want the Physical Properties to include:
- The ability to stretch and adapt.
Our Plan to Develop our Prototype
*Prototype = sample or model
1st we will… 2nd we will…
|Find the right mixture or polymer that applies to the characteristics we need.|
|Test to see if the polymer can resist heat without burning or melting.|
|Obtain a suitable object for testing the flexibility of the polymer.|
|We would test the polymer with both of the previous tests combined at the same time.|
Our Method for Testing our Prototype: How we’ll test it to see if it works
|Method||Why we chose this/How this will be effective|
|Test to see if the polymer can resist heat without burning or melting.
Method: Making a small fire with a lighter or by a lighter only and applying the heat to the polymer from beneath and around.
|We chose the method of burning it from all angles because that’ll ensure us that the polymer is resilient to fire or heat from ALL angles and not just the base. This will be effective because we would know if we need huge amounts of he polymer for it to resist heat/fire, or if small amounts still ensure the resilience.|
|Obtain a suitable object for testing the flexibility of the polymer.
Method: Taking a sample of the polymer and continually pulling it or apply it on an object and spread it amongst the object to check if it has the flexibility to do so.
|This method will inform us accurately about the flexibility of the polymer; for example, if we were to pull the polymer and it broke apart that would clearly state that our polymer wasn’t strong enough. Same thing with the second method, if we were to attempt to spread the polymer against the object and the polymer reacted strongly against stretching to spread amongst the object we would know that it isn’t flexible enough.|
|We would test the polymer with both of the previous tests combined at the same time.
Method: Apply the polymer to an already hot substance, mug, plate or material.
|With combining both the first and the second test trials together yet altering the first one in a slight way. It’ll give us the results of when the polymer is actually being used, so if the polymer was ‘bought’ and the customer(s) used the polymer on a ‘hot thing’ and the flexibility was fine but the heat resistance wasn’t then we would know that we need to find the bare minimum of thickness the polymer needs in order for the polymer to insulate the heat.|