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milk into plastic?

im going to see if i can really turn milk into plastic
by breanna cox on 3 February 2013

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Transcript of milk into plastic?

Plastic Milk Transforming Milk into Plastic Breanna Cox
8th grade
Mrs. Hammock I want to know if milk can be turned into plastic.
Learning how to turn milk into plastic will provide many options for making things such as crafts, containers, etc. Purpose If I use certain chemicals with heated milk, then I will be able to make plastic. “How to Make Milk Into Plastic.” Bassergolfer. YouTube. 2008. Web.25 Nov. 2012.

This website taught me that the milk in this project needs to be heated.

I also read that after heating, you need to strain the liquid out. Background Research “Plastic Milk.” Lasey, Inc., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012.
Reading this, learned that the plastic is made of fat, minerals, and prtein casein from the milk.
I learned that this kind of plastic is better for the environment because it decomposes, unlike plastics made from petroleum. Background Research Background Research “How to Make Plastic (From Milk).” N.P., Inc., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012.
What I learned using this site was that you can make different molds and be as creative as you want with the finished peoduct.
Also, casein is a molecule similar to plastic made from petroleum products. Jide. “from a liquid to a solid.” Austin Childrens Museum, 2011. web. 25 Nov. 2012.

I learned that the acid in the milk changes the milks properties.
I learned that the liquid from the milk gets seperated from what becomes a solid. Background Research milk into plastic? “Plastic Milk.” Science Sparks. Chemistry. N.d. 26 Nov. 2012.

I learned that adding vinegar to milk is a chemical reaction.

The protein is what makes the milk like rubber. Background Research What are the variables in your experiment:
heat, ratio of milk and vinegar and time Experimental Design 1tsp White vinegar
Teaspoon measuring spoon
1 cup Whole milk
1 cup size measuring cup
Stove
Cooking thermometer
Wisk
A strainer
Paper towels
Note book Materials Hypothesis Data Analysis Results The milk began to clump up like in the procedure. after i rolled it up in a ball and set it to dry, it became a plastic material.
My results did support me hypothesis. Using curtain chemicals with heated milk did make plastic.
When i had researched many things about my project, anything i found generally all sounded and looked the same. My end result came out to be similar to all my research.
Vinegar is an acetic acid solution. The acid lowers the pH of the milk. Proteins exhibit their minimum solubility at the isoelectric point and, as a result, the precipitate forming soft curds.
we did do the project over again. we learned that if you heat the milk even just a little to hot the vinegar wont do its job.
I would definitely improve if i would practice the experiment more.
I did my project fairly simple. if i wanted to do a further study i could do observations on if different measurements effects the project. Conclusions bibliography Procedure 1. Place pan on stove
2. Turn burner on to medium heat
3. Pour 1 cup milk in pan
4. place thermometer in pan with milk, making sure that the tip of the thermometer is submersed in milk
5. heat milk to 120 degrees fahrenheit
6. Add 1 tsp white vinegar to milk
7. Gently stir to disperse vinegar
8. Strain when milk starts to clump
9. Remove milk clumps with fingers
10. Place milk clump onto paper towel and pat or squeeze to absorb moisture
11. Form into any shape desired
12. Let dry When I was stiring the mixture of milk and vinegar, the milk began to clump up. I strained the milk out and rolled it into a ball shape.
Doing this experiment has shown me that it is possible to make a plastic like material using milk. “How to Make Milk Into Plastic.” Bassergolfer. YouTube. 2008. Web.25 Nov. 2012. “How to Make Plastic (From Milk).” N.P., Inc., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012. Jide. “from a liquid to a solid.” Austin Childrens Museum, 2011. web. 25 Nov. 2012. “Plastic Milk.” Lasey, Inc., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012.
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