Scientific Method Lab Using Bubble Gum
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I've done something similar to this during my student teaching (I did not author the lab found by this link). It helps the students learn to use lab equipment (triple beam balance) and how to execute an experiment (controlling variables, taking precise and accurate data, analyzing data, making graphs, etc.). This can also be changed so that the students record and measure after two minutes of chewing (make sure they suck all their saliva out of their wad of gum and place it back on the... More
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: September 07, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 12, 2014
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Keywords: Investigation, Lab, Experimentation, Scientific Inquiry

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Primary Audience: Middle School
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Language: English
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Avatar for Paul Kirkpatrick
6 years ago

Paul Kirkpatrick (Student)

A gum lab? This will be great for teaching the use of graphs in science.

Avatar for stephen fedele
6 years ago

stephen fedele (Staff)

I liked the cave man site, and the chewing gum lab but I dont know what they would do while they are chewing the gum.

Avatar for Monica Bravo
6 years ago

Monica Bravo (Faculty)

My students would LOVE this, but my administrator would have a fit...!

Avatar for Stefanie Chow Vertrees
6 years ago

Stefanie Chow Vertrees (Staff)

I've done this with 8th graders, and they handled it fine. Just make sure that at the end of the lab, you go around with a trash can to each student and have them throw their gum into it so you know that they threw it away and aren't still chewing it or stuck it on something. If they have a problem with it, sit them out of lab and they don't get to participate, or give them detention. However, if they really can't handle the gum chewing, they probably won't be able to handle any other labs, and that will be a tough semester.

Avatar for Brandi Miller
6 years ago

Brandi Miller (Student)

Buyer-be-ware...this is a great lab, helps with lab procedures but make sure your students are mature enough to handle the gum chewing.