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Science Fair Experiment
Transcript of Science Fair Experiment
Experiment The purpose of my experiment is to find out which brand of bubble gum blows the biggest bubble. This will be helpful so when people go to the store to get bubble gum to blow big bubbles they know which brand to choose. Cassidy Flowers
Mrs.Willard Which Brand of Bubble Gum lets you Blow the Biggest Bubble? Bubble Gum is made so you can blow bubbles with it. But which brand lets you blow the biggest bubble? I chose this experiment so I would know which brand of bubble gum produces the biggest bubbles. I found out during my research that Dubble Bubble was world’s first bubble gum. Also Chad Fell, the Guinness world record holder for blowing the biggest unassisted bubblegum bubble, only uses Dubble Bubble because he says it makes the biggest bubbles. This leads me to hypothesize that if I chew different brands of bubble gum for the same amount of time then Dubble Bubble will produce the largest bubble gum bubbles. My Hypothesis The independent variable in my experiment is the different brands of Bubble gum.
The dependent variable is the average diameter of the bubbles blown.
The constant variables are the amount of time the gum is chewed, the room temperature, and the person chewing the gum and blowing the bubbles. 1. Bubble Yum bubble gum
2. Double Bubble bubble gum
3. Bubblicious bubble gum
4. Bazooka bubble gum
5. Hubba bubba bubble gum
6. Pencil and Paper for notes
8. Timer or Stop Watch
9. One person to chew the gum
10. One person to help measure
the bubbles and record the
measurements Materials 1. Chew one piece of gum for five minutes.
2. Blow a bubble as large as possible.
3. Measure the size of the bubble using a
4. Record the measurement of the bubble.
5. Repeat these steps three times.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for each brand of bubble
7. Find the average size of bubble for each
brand of gum. Procedure Results Conclusion Purpose Average Bubble Size Hubba Bubba 3.3 in
Bubblicious 2.7 in
Dubble Bubble 3.7 in
Bubble Yum 2.6 in
Bazooka 3 in The Third Test The First Test Hubba Bubba 3.2 in
Bubblicious 2.8 in
Dubble Bubble 4.1 in
Bubble Yum 2.7 in
Bazooka 2.9 in The Second Test Hubba Bubba 3.3 in
Bubblicious 2.8 in
Dubble Bubble 3.4 in
Bubble Yum 2.5 in
Bazooka 3.2 in Hubba Bubba 3.4 in
Bubblicious 2.7 in
Dubble Bubble 3.6 in
Bubble Yum 2.5 in
Bazooka 2.9 in “History of Dubble Bubble”
gumball.com,16 November 2012
Dubble Bubble was the world’s first bubble gum. Walter E. Diemer discovered the recipe by accident. This gum recipe was less sticky than the original versions and was easier
to chew. Originally bubblegum was pink because the factory only had pink food coloring available at the time. That’s
why most bubble gum is pink today. Deshpande, Amruta. “How Bubble Gum is Made.” buzzle.com, Published: 16 Feb. 2010. 16 November 2012
The basic ingredients of Bubble gum are Gum Base, Sweeteners, Flavors, Softeners, and Colors. Sometimes other ingredients are added to make the bubble gum less sticky. The gum base contains 'chicle' which is a rubber like substance that comes from the sapodilla tree. Chicle lets the gum stretch so the bubbles wont pop to easily. Sometimes synthetic rubber bases or other kinds of gum bases are used. Research Discovery/Science Channel's "How It's Made" Bubble Gum episode. youtube.com. Uploaded on 22 Mar. 2010. 16 November 2012
All the ingredients for Bubble gum are mixed together in a big machine. Then they are heated until they melt together. When the mixture looks like bread dough it’s taken to another machine that shapes it into long, narrow strips. Next it’s cooled. After its cooled another machine cuts and wraps the bubble gum. Finally it goes into boxes to be shipped. S.E. Smith, “What is the Difference between Chewing Gum and Bubble Gum?” wisegeek.com. O. Wallace. 16 November 2012
< http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-difference-between-chewing-gum-and-bubble-gum.htm> Bubble gum is a little different then chewing gum because it’s made for blowing big bubbles. Bubble gum has less ingredients then chewing gum, it’s thicker and it’s not as sticky. Some brands of bubble gum are thicker or gummier than others. This is why some brands can make bigger bubbles “Largest Bubblegum Bubble Blown.” guinnessworldrecords.com 16 November 2012
<http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/size/largest- bubblegum-bubble-blown> Chad Fell holds the Guinness world record for blowing the biggest unassisted bubblegum bubble. On April 24, 2004 he blew a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 50.8 cm (20 in) without using his hands. rachaelrayshow.com, Aired on: 17 October 2006. 16 November 2012
<http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show/segments/view/zen-the-art-of-bubble-blowing/> Chad Fell, the world record holder for the largest unassisted bubble blown from chewing gum says the only brand he recommends for blowing large bubbles is Dubble Bubble. He also said that bubbles respond best to room temperature. The warmer the temperature, the bigger the bubble. Bibliography 1. Deshpande, Amruta. “How Bubble Gum is Made.” buzzle.com,
Published: 16 Feb. 2010. 16 November 2012
<http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-bubble-gum-is-made.html> 2. Discovery/Science Channel's "How It's Made" Bubble Gum episode.
youtube.com. Uploaded on 22 Mar. 2010. 16 November 2012
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7dGRz7Evd0> 3. “History of Dubble Bubble” gumball.com,16 November 2012
< http://www.gumball.com/history-of-dubble-bubble.aspx> 4. “Largest Bubblegum Bubble Blown.” guinnessworldrecords.com
16 November 2012 <http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/size/largest- bubblegum-bubble-blown 5. rachaelrayshow.com, Aired on: 17 October 2006. 16 November 2012
<http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show/segments/view/zen-the-art-of-bubble-blowing/> 6. S.E. Smith, “What is the Difference between Chewing Gum and Bubble
Gum?” wisegeek.com. O. Wallace. 16 November 2012
< http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-difference-between-chewing-gum-and-bubble-gum.htm> As a result of my experiment I found that Doubble Bubble bubble gum blows the biggest bubbles. The average size bubble blown using Dubble Bubble bubble gum was 3.7 inches. Hubba Bubba’s average bubble was 3.3 inches, Bazooka’s was 3 inches. Bubblicious had an average bubble of 2.7 inches and Bubble Yum was close behind with an average bubble of 2.6 inches. After chewing for five minutes I was able to blow a 3.2 in. bubble in my first test with Hubba bubba bubble gum. In my second test I blew a 3.3 in. bubble. In my third test I blew a 3.4 in. bubble making the average size bubble 3.3 inches. In my first test with Bubblicious bubble gum I blew a 2.8 in. bubble. In my second test I blew another 2.8 in. bubble. In my third test I blew a 2.7 in. bubble making the average size bubble 2.7 inches. In my first test with Double Bubble bubble gum I blew a 4.1 in. bubble. In my second test I blew a 3.4 in. bubble. In my third test I blew a 3.6 in. bubble making the average size bubble 3.7 inches. In my first test with Bubble Yum I blew a 2.7 in. bubble and in my second test I blew a 2.5 in. bubble. In my third test I blew another 2.5 in. bubble making the average size bubble 2.6 inches. Finally, in my first test with Bazooka I blew a 2.9 in. bubble and in my second test I blew a 3.2 in. bubble. In my third test I blew another 2.9 in. bubble making the average size bubble 3 inches.
My hypothesis that Double Bubble would blow the biggest bubbles was correct. After 5 min. of chewing, the gum was still soft. It felt softer then the other brands did after I chewed them for 5 min. I think I was able to blow bigger bubbles with Double Bubble because it remained soft and stretchy. If I was to do this experiment again I might change the amount of time I chewed the gum or I might change the room temperature where I blew the bubbles to see if either of these make a difference in bubble size. The Path To BIG Bubbles! I Wonder