Super Duper Polymers

Camryn Goode

Independent, Dependent, and Constant Variables

Independent - Hot water, borax, and white glue

Dependent - Adding salt, corn meal, baking powder, and sugar

Constant - How much water, borax, and glue we used in each trial or procedure

Materials

  • Apron
  • Goggles
  • Beakers 2
  • Stirring Rod
  • Measuring Cups
  • 1/2 Cup
  • 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • Wax Paper
  • Plastic Cups WITH Lids
  • HOT Water
  • Borax
  • White Glue
  • Salt
  • Corn Meal
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar

Question - Does the texture and color change with different additives?

Procedure - Original

  1. 1/2 Cup of HOT Water into a Beaker
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of Borax into the Water
  3. Stir Till Dissolved
  4. Different Beaker
  5. 1 tbsp. of Water
  6. 1 tbsp. of White Glue
  7. Stir Together
  8. Add in Borax Solution to Glue Solution
  9. Label A Spot on the Wax Paper and Place Polymer

Procedure - Salt

  1. 1/2 Cup of HOT Water into a Beaker
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of Borax into the Water
  3. Stir Till Dissolved
  4. Different Beaker
  5. 1 tbsp. of Water
  6. 1 tbsp. of White Glue
  7. Add 1/2 tsp. Salt
  8. Stir Together
  9. Add in Borax Solution
  10. Label A Spot on the Wax Paper and Place Polymer

Procedure - Corn Meal

  1. 1/2 Cup of HOT Water into a Beaker
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of Borax into the Water
  3. Stir Till Dissolved
  4. Different Beaker
  5. 1 tbsp. of Water
  6. 1 tbsp. of White Glue
  7. Add 1/2 tsp. of Corn Meal
  8. Stir Together
  9. Add in Borax Solution
  10. Label a Spot on the Wax Paper and Place Polymer

Procedure - Baking Powder

  1. 1/2 Cup of HOT Water into a Beaker
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of Borax into the Water
  3. Stir Till Dissolved
  4. Different Beaker
  5. 1 tbsp. of Water
  6. 1 tbsp. of White Glue
  7. Add 1/1 tsp. of Baking Powder
  8. Stir Together
  9. Add in Borax Solution
  10. Label Spot on Wax Paper and Place Polymer

Procedure - Surgar

  1. 1/2 Cup of HOT Water into a Beaker
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of Borax into the Water
  3. Stir Till Dissolved
  4. Different Beaker
  5. 1 tbsp. of Water
  6. 1 tbsp. of White Glue
  7. Add 1/2 tsp. of Sugar
  8. Stir Together
  9. Add in Borax Solution
  10. Label Spot on the Wax Paper and Place Polymer

Conclusion - Variation Results

Yes, the texture and the color can both change. They form different upon what molecules are in them and how they have been formed

Original - Was like putty, giggly, white, it rolled into a ball, and bounced.

Salt - Had a lot of drained liquid, white, hard, did not form a ball, crumbled.

Corn Meal - Same slimy feeling when you touched it as the original, yellow look, rolled into a ball, bounced a little, grainy texture when you rolled it into a ball.

Baking Powder - Lot of drained liquid too, firmer, but not as firm as the salt, white, thick, when squeezed it released more water, did not form a ball, and did not bounce.

Sugar - White, slimy, did not form a ball, did not bounce, very stretchy.

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