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Tootsie Pop Lab-0 (1)

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Names: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
“How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop”
Objective: Follow the Scientific Method to discover how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.
Step 1 (Observations):
Draw a picture of your tootsie pop before you begin the experiment.
Describe how the tootsie pop feels. __________________________________________
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Describe how the tootsie pop smells. _________________________________________
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Describe how the tootsie pop tastes. __________________________________________
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Describe any sounds the tootsie pop makes. ____________________________________
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Step 2 (Question): Formulate a question you want to find the answer to.*This should be obvious*
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Step 3 (Hypothesis): Create a hypothesis.
If ________________________________________________________________________________________
then it would take ______________ licks to get to the center of the tootsie pop.
Because __________________________________________________________________________________
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Step 4 (Carry out an experiment to test your hypothesis):
Do not put the whole sucker in your mouth.
Lick one spot every time.
Only lick. Do not move the sucker back and forth over your tongue.
You have reached the center when you taste the tootsie roll, not when you see it.
Begin licking.
Step 5 (Analyze and interpret your results):
How many licks did it take you to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop? __________________
Make new observations:
Draw a picture of your tootsie pop after you have reached the
center.
Describe how the tootsie pop feels. __________________________________________
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Describe how the tootsie pop smells. _________________________________________
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Describe how the tootsie pop tastes. __________________________________________
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Describe any sounds the tootsie pop makes. ____________________________________
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Step 6 (Draw Conclusions)
Was your hypothesis correct? Yes or No
How far off were you? _______________________________________________________________________
Step 7 (Communicate Results)
Did this experiment work to answer your question? Explain. _________________________________________________
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Have you proven the precisely how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Explain.
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