Polymer 2 Journal
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Polymer 2 Journal
Polymer Project Journal 2
Anson Wong Snow Leopards
March 31, 2015
We just had our second class time to work on designing our
polymer. We made a decision on what we wanted our polymer
product to be.
There are a lot of pens and markers in school that we find that don't’ have caps it
makes them dry out very quickly, which is a wasted of money. Therefore, we
want to make a polymer that can be turned into caps of pens and markers that
had lost its original one.
The type of polymer we are going for is a kind of solid, like a play dough kind of
texture; we also don’t want it to be too sticky. Gloop slime is the closest polymer
to what we have in mind so we started working with gloop slime. However, the
surface of the gloop feels like it’s wet when it is not.
So we tried altering the amount of liquid being
put into the polymer.
We made 2 gloops, one with less water,
one with less water and white glue but
they were both still very sticky.
On the first day, we made another type of slime
(goober) by using guar gum powder instead of borax
solution so we thought made a comparison with the
gloop and the goober, which one would have a dryer
guar gum didn’t
work. Maybe next
time we should try
having a scoop of
guar gum and then
add a few milliliters
of water and see