Bubble Gum Lab - Spokane Public Schools

```Name:__________________ Period:_____
Scientific Investigation – Bubble Gum Lab
Instructions: Use the scientific method to design and carry out an experiment to
investigate the following question: You will get ONE piece of gum and you will be asked to
chew the gum for a total of 5 min. You will mass the gum before the gum is chewed, after
you’ve chewed it for 1minute, 3 minutes and then finally at 5 minutes.
Question: How will the amount of time a piece of gum is chewed affect its mass?
(Maximum chewing time = 5 minutes)
Variables:
Manipulated –
Responding –
Control –
Hypothesis:
IF I chew a piece of bubble gum
THEN the mass
BECAUSE
Procedure:
1. Use the balance to mass the gum in its wrapper. Record the mass in
the ________ _______________.
2. Chew the gum for 1 minute.
3. Remove the gum from your mouth, place it on the wrapper, find the mass of the
gum in the wrapper and record in the________ _______. (leave the saliva in your
mouth)
4. Chew the gum for 2 more minutes and repeat step 3.
5. Chew the gum for 2more minutes and repeat step 3.
6. Compare team data for repeated trials.
Materials:
Data Table:
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Conclusion:
Write a conclusion for this investigation.
In your conclusion, be sure to: