Design an Experiment

Topics: Hubba Bubba, Measurement, Gum Pages: 2 (647 words) Published: April 23, 2013

Design an Experiment: The Biggest Blower Experiment
Problem Statement: You have a pack of Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum. Does the amount of sugar in this gum affect the size of the bubble you blow?? Hypothesis: I think that sugar in any gum affects the size of the bubble you blow. I think this because I was watching “The Next Great Baker” and someone was melting sugar and when it cooled off a little he used a balloon blower to make bubbles out of the sugar, so I think the more sugar you add the bigger bubble you will be able to blow. Materials List:

* 1 pack of Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum (12 pieces)
* Hot Melted Sugar
* Microwave
* 2 Microwavable Containers
* Whisk or something to stir the gum and sugar with
* Wax Paper
* Ruler
* Partner
Conditions Allowed: Room Temperature about 70-75 degrees
How/When/How many are you going to measure? I am going to measure and compare my data by first blowing 5 bubbles with the different pieces of Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum without sugar and measuring with a ruler from the opening of the mouth to the end of the bubble in centimeters. After I will add the sugar to the gum and cut out 5 pieces (about the same size of a regular piece) and measure the bubbles of each. In all, I will be measuring 10 bubbles. Procedure:

1) Take out 5 pieces of Hubba Bubba Gum out of one of your packs. 2) Chew one piece of gum and blow the biggest bubble you can without it popping. 3) Let your partner measure the bubble. To measure the bubble your partner needs to put the ruler right where the bubble starts (which would be on the opening of your mouth), facing the ruler straight out away from you. 4) Record where the bubble stops. (Measure in centimeters) 5) Throw away the piece of gum.

6) Repeat steps 2-5 with the other 4 pieces of gum and record you measurements for each bubble. 7) Now take the rest of the gum pieces out of the pack and put...
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