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Polymer Journal #4

from all of our prototypes, we tested them in a couple of ways to get our perfect prototype polymer.

In our first prototype, we failed very badly.

In our second prototype, we succeed and the formula of this prototype turns out to be one of our best prototypes and we combined this prototype with another prototype.

We made a lot of prototypes. For example, in the white prototype, it was too hard to stretch and we had to throw it away and the blue prototype was too watery and it was very hard to stretch.

Then we made another prototype. This prototype was very bouncy and it was an okay prototype but it couldn’t stick onto the mugs. I looked back to prototype number 2 and combined these 2 polymers together. The idea was that the bouncy polymer is the protection for the mug and polymer 2 was the one that could stick onto the mug. After we combined both polymers together it turns out to be our perfect prototype.

Then we tested how protective it was. So we threw glass bottles down at the stairs to see either the polymer could protect mugs or not. Normally a glass bottle would break at 3 stair height. And after we wrapped our polymer around the glass bottle and dropped it from 3 floors. The polymer did not break.

Polymer Journal Entry #2

Polymer Journal Entry #2

 

In my polymer project, my goal is to make a polymer that can prevent breakage of cups and mugs. It is a polymer that could be any size that you could make into, just simply wrap up the object with the polymer. The main audience for this polymer is office workers. For people that work in the office, they often have a mug or a cup, and the mug may include some special memories, but sometimes accidents happen. When the cup falls the polymer takes action it is like a protective case for a mug. When the object falls down the polymer decreases the force and the friction that would cause the object to break just like an anti-falling phone case. The polymer can be stretchable, shapeable, any color and soft. The best base for this polymer is the Stretch-Tastic Slimebecause it could be shapeable and sticky enough to stick onto the mug or cup to prevent breakage.

Future Research on Enceladus

Claim: NASA future mission should focus on explore on Jupiter’s moon, Enceladus.

Evidence 1: ‘”We now know that Enceladus has almost all of the ingredients that you would need to support life as we know it on Earth,” she said at a NASA news conference.”

Evidence 2: “A liquid ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, which is barely 300 miles across.”

Evidence 3: “When scientists find a lot of hydrogen, it is a good sign for life. It means there could be chemical reactions happening between the warm water and ocean-floor rock that could support life.”

Reasoning:

Future research should focus on exploring more on Enceladus and get more stabilized data and information. In Enceladus, there are substances that could support life, for example, water and hydrogen. With these substances and future technology, it is possible that life could exist on Enceladus. Therefore future research should focus on Enceladus.

 

The Pale Blue Dot Science

From the two videos, the one that impacted me the most is the Pale Blue Dot video. In Hubble Deep Field the part when they compared Earth to Sun to Arcturus to Alpha Scorpii A to VY Canis Majoris, it showed how small Earth was, and how small humans were. Compared to the Pale Blue Dot at 40 seconds it showed a picture and in that picture, it shows a small blue dot in the huge cosmos. In the video, it said that “This is a tribute to Carl Sagan and his poignant look at the tiny speck in the cosmos that humankind calls home.”  From this quote, it can conclude how small we are compared to the others. So, in conclusion, the one that impacted me the most is the Pale Blue Dot, because it showed me more about where humans live to and compared, but compared to the Hubble Deep Field it only showed Earth compared to the Sun. Therefore, the Pale Blue Dot impacted me more.