Glass Fusing

This experiment was run to see if factory quality glass could be produced in a classroom setting using factory tested chemical compositions. During the course of this experiment the chemicals were obtained according to Table 2 of the paper. These chemicals were then heated inside a kiln and the resulting samples were then observed, tested and analyzed. The results showed that it was not possible to create factory quality glass in just a simple classroom setting but some samples were still fused at a lower quality. Of these samples the high silica content glass was deemed the "best." In the end it was noted that a hotter kiln would have made the data more meaningful.

Research Done By:

Matt Amormino

Amanda Cameron
L'Anse Creuse