the mysterious polymers

Montana Bellah

experiment process

1/2 cup of hot water,1 table spoon of borax,stir till dissolved, 1 table spoon of water and glue in separate bowls mix it then add borax then stir.


repeat everything but replace the borax with a 1/2 table spoon of salt .


repeat again and replace with 1/2 teaspoon of corn meal and borax.


repeat again and replace with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.


repeat and add 1/2 teaspoon sugar.


as you finish every one placed on a peace of wax paper.


whats in the chemicals used?????

corn meal - dried maize, and flour

salt- sodium chloride, rock salt and halite

baking powder- chemical leaving agent,its calcium acid phosphate, sodium aluminum sulfate.

borax- anhydrous borax, borax pentahydrate, and decahydrate

sugar-sugar crystals, residual molasses

glue- synthetic materials, and polymers


table spoons, teaspoons, wax paper, plastic containers, sugar,glue, water, borax, salt, baking powder, corn meal, and measuring cups.

The lab

Salt was way harder than the others

Original was Strechey and soft

The sugar was softer and strecheyer than original

Corn meal was bumpy and soft and Strechey

Baking powder is soft but not Strechey