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Title: Bubblegum Breakdown
Description: Take the most timeless classroom taboo and turn it into a hands-on activity to explore the scientific method and a possible introduction to the use of balances. Bubblegum on the market (not sugar free) can consist of up to 75% sugar. The sugar provides the short-lived flavors of bubblegum, and disappearance of the flavors is a result of sugar being dissolved in your mouth. Comparing the mass of gum before and after being chewed will clearly demonstrate how much of a single piece of gum is actually sugar. 
Key Words: scientific method, hypothesis testing 
Grade Level: 6th, 7th 
Subject: Science 
 Bubblegum Breakdown (Activity Plan).doc
 Bubblegum Breakdown (Student Handout).doc

Teacher's Request: I would like a fun lab activity that reinforces hypothesis testing.


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