In this quick activity, learners will investigate what happens to bubble gum when it is chewed for 5-10 minutes. First, learners measure the weight of unwrapped pieces on a kitchen scale and recorded. Then learners chew the gum for 5-10 minutes and record the new weight. Learners are encouraged to compare sugarless gum with regular gum as well as different brands. Relates to the linked video, DragonflyTV: Exercise and Memory.
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