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: Title______________________________________________________________________________________ R.V Conclusion: Write a conclusion for this investigation. In your conclusion, be sure to: Answer the investigative question. Include supporting data from the data table. Explain how these data support your conclusion. SCORING CHECK LIST M.V.