Monday, September 15, 2008

Tootsie Pop Lab

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? To figure this out you would needed a tootsie pop, your tongue and some form of keeping track of counting. You start licking either side of the raised edge. The number of licks it took came out between two hundreds and four hundreds. Although some was in the one hundreds and some were above the four hundreds. This could be because were the tootsie was in these certain lollipops. In addition, it could be because how hard the person licking these lollipops. How thick the lollipop was or how small the tootsie was could also affect how many licks it took. You see many things could have determined the number of licks it took but since most were in between two hundred and four hundred, we can average those and see how many licks it would take. The average of this experiment is 281 licks. 

2 comments:

Adrienne said...

I like how you mentioned the certain variables.

Overall, it was somewhat brief and there was no data listed. A data list would be helpful, just as a resource.

AD said...

i agree with Adrienne. i liked how you gave some of the steps as well as an estimated count. but it would be more helpful to see visuals like a table as well as other little things that you personally did to get your your number of licks.