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    12A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL December 23, 2015
© 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 32, No. 3
The best bubbles are
made with gum after the
sugar is all chewed out.
So, chew your gum until
the sweetness is gone.
1. Measure the
length of
gum before
you start
chewing it.
Timmy and Mondo interviewed
mom and dad. They left clues
in the gumballs below for
Cecil. Write down every
other letter to discover
who broke the gnome.
D
Walter Diemer developed
bubble gum in 1928. It was
pink because that was the
only food color he had
available. His product was
called Dubble Bubble
and it became a top seller.
2. Blow a bubble
and measure
the diameter.
Can you figure
out the
circumference?
3. Stre-e-e-tch
the gum and
stick it on the
wax paper.
Make it as
long as you
can, then
measure it.
4. Chew a piece of gum for 2 minutes. Then chew a new
piece of gum for 10 minutes. Was it easier to blow
bubbles after a longer time? Write your observations here:
Originally gum was a kind of tree sap called chicle
extracted from tapping trees the same way latex is
comes from rubber trees. The natural ingredients
have now been replaced by man-made plastics and
rubber to which color, sweetener and
flavors are added.
60 to 70% of most
bubble gum is sugar.
According to the
Guinness Book of World
Records, the biggest bubble
gum bubble ever blown
measured
Start with a simple
sentence like:
Bobby blew a
bubble. Then, look
through the
newspaper for
words you could
add to that sentence
to make it longer.
For example:
Bobby, a bright and
brawny boy,
vigorously blew a
beautiful, pink,
shining bubble.
Try stretching these
sentences:
Tobias stepped on
gum. Alison walked
the dog.
inches across.
um Alley ,
Bubble G is
Obispo
in San Lu ia invites
Californ ew your
you to ch tick your
gum and s ad on the
chewed w all!
w
s of gum
Which wad the same
add up to unt?
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DIAMETER
SNEAKERS
STUBBORN
HOMONYMS
MYSTERY
BUBBLE
BROKEN
CHICLE
CLUES
GNOME
BLOWN
BLOB
WALL
GUM
SAP
Push the gum up to the
front of your mouth.
Stretch out a thin spot
with the tip of your
tongue.
Blow a steady stream of
air. It takes a lot
of practice!
Try blowing a small to
medium-sized bubble, then
seal off the end in your
mouth by pressing your lips
together. Next, start blowing
another bubble with the gum
left in your mouth to make a
bubble inside a bubble!
Then try for a triple!
(This trick might take a
few pieces of gum.)
H O M O N Y M S S S
O E M O N G S R T D
L Y B R O K E N U I
This week’s word:
B G R V E K U E B A
CULPRIT
L U K E A Y L L B M
The noun culprit means a
person who is guilty of
doing something wrong.
O M B E T C C L O E
W S N B I
S O A R T
N S A H L B Y W N E
S T C P E E R M Y R
Chews and choose are homonyms–words that
sound the same but are spelled differently and
have different meanings. Find five words in the
newspaper that are homonyms. Write the
matching word that is pronounced the same but
means something different, next to each word.
The police caught the
culprit leaving the bank.
Try to use the word culprit
in a sentence today when
talking with your friends
and family members.
How has science made
your life better?
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ANSWER: A blowfish.