The latest experiment Room 2 performed included the ingredients
*A bottle and
We predicted what we thought would happen when we added sugar,
warm water and yeast into a bottle and attached a balloon to the bottle.
We then performed the experiment to find that the mixture
released a gas that blew up the balloon.
Children in the class questioned whether we had the optimum
amounts of ingredients to have the balloon expand to its potential.
So, we planned to fair test to find the optimum of each ingredient used.
We planned for a control.
Each group's control had:
*1 tsp of sugar
*3 tsp of yeast
*1 cup of water,
*...at 20 degrees, and
*A 25cm Helium Quality balloon.
Other than the control, each group also had four other experiments
set up where their group's chosen variable was the only thing that changed.
The variables being tested were:
*Amount of water
*Amount of sugar
*Amount of yeast
*Shape/size of bottle
*Type of balloon
Groups performed their tests and found that these
were the optimum quantities of each variable tested...
We then combined these optimum variables to produce an experiment
that we thought would inflate the biggest possible balloon, which you can see below.
It is certainly much bigger than the size we first
produced when initially performing this experiment.
Well done Room 2.