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SUGAR CUBE LAB

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?


Purpose or problem
How does weathering effect dissolve time?

HYPOTHESIS
State what your hypothesis (or educated guess is)
in the form of a IF. THEN statement.

MATERIALS

Cup
Beaker
Spoon
2 sugar cubes
Water
Hammer
Plastic baggies
Timer

PROCEDURES
1) Measure 100 mL in a beaker then pour water into your
plastic cup
2) Put ONE sugar cube into the plastic cup and stir in a figure
eight motion. Record the amount of time it takes for the
sugar cube to dissolve.
3) Pour out contents of plastic cup and measure out 100 mL in
a beaker and pour the water back into the plastic cup
4) Smash the other sugar cube, while in the plastic baggie,
cut the baggie, then place it into the water. Stir using a
figure eight motion and record the time it takes to dissolve.
5) Clean up area by pouring out water, placing spoon back
into the cup, and placing the baggie next to the cup.

PARTS OF THE EXPERIMENT


Manipulated variable
Weathering of the sugar cube

Responding Variable
Time it takes to dissolve

Constants
Amount of water, stirring motion, temperature of water

Control
The whole sugar cube (not crushed one)

GRAPHING
Label the x-axis as your independent variable
(weathered and solid)
Label the y-axis as your dependent variable (time
to dissolve in seconds)
Make weathered one color and solid another and
make a key
Make a scale for your graph starting with 30
seconds. Increase by 10 each time.
Graph your data from all groups

CONCLUSION
Did the sugar dissolve at the same rate during
both trials? Explain why or why not
Do you think one large rock or several smaller
rocks would wear away faster? Explain your
answer.
Was your hypothesis correct? If not, what is your
new IF THEN statement?
You can use a separate sheet of paper for this