TESTING THE DISSOLVATION OF CANDY IN SOMEONE’S MOUTH

Alyssa T

2013 - 2014

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this experiment was to find out how long it takes different candies to dissolve in someone’s mouth. The method had five steps. They included putting the candy in someone’s mouth, starting the stopwatch, stopping the stopwatch when the candy had dissolved, recording data, and repeating the process. The hypothesis of this experiment was that the cotton candy would take the least amount of time to dissolve in someone’s mouth, and the Starburst would take the longest time to dissolve in someone’s mouth. A second experiment was done to see if the times changed if the candies were dipped in different liquids. For the second experiment, the hypothesis was that the taffy would also take the longest to dissolve in Coke. The method for this was almost the same. It included dipping the candy in the liquids, putting it in someone’s mouth, starting the stopwatch, stopping the stopwatch when the candy had dissolved, recording the data, and repeating the process. The taffy ended up taking the longest time to dissolve in someone’s mouth. For the second experiment, the taffy took the longest, but it was with tonic water not Coke.


EXPERIMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AND FUTURE EXPERIMENTS

An improvement to this experiment would be to use one test subject, there were multiple test subjects used because of time issues. This way you don't have to worry about if they were sucking the candy differently, it would be the same person doing it. The time could be controlled and some would not be way outside of the average between the rest of them. Another experiment could be done dipping different chocolates in liquids instead of just different candies. The experiment could also be done without the different liquids.


To read the complete ISP Paper for this experiment, click on the PDF file link below.