Silly Putty

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Inventors and Inventions
Grade:
12

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Silly Putty

sharp blow, can be stretched, and will melt into a puddle after a length of time. If you flatten it and press it over comic book or some newpaper print, it will copy the image.

* Silly putty bounces like a rubber ball (except higher)* Will break from a sharp blow* Can be stretched* Will melt into a puddle after a length of time.* If you flatten it and press it over comic book or some newpaper print, it will copy the image.

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FACTS• During World War II, the government asked U.S. companies to invent a synthetic rubber.• Discovered by James Wright in 1943 in a General Electric’s laboratory in New Haven, Conn.• Wright accidentally combined boric acid & silicone oil, producing an interesting gob of goo.• The product wasn’t good for manufacturing, but it was fun to play with!• The Smithsonian Institution included Silly Putty in its exhibit on the 1950s.

Silly Puttyby: Mitch Lukkonen

Chemical Composition 65% - Dimethyl Siloxane 17% - Silica 9% - Thixotrol ST 4% - Polydimethylsiloxane 1% - Decamethyl cyclopentasiloxane 1% - Glycerine 1% - Titanium DioxideHome-made silly putty is made with starch (borax) white glue and salt. sharp blow, can be stretched, and will melt into a puddle after a length of time. If you flatten it and press it over comic book or some newpaper print, it will copy the image.

* A balance for a wobbly piece of furniture.* A lint remover.* A hole stopper.* A stress reliever.* Holds tools in space.

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Silly Putty is a Polymer. A polymer is a large molecule that is made up of repeating subunits connected to each other by chemical bonds.

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