Inventing our own chewing gum

So far we have seen Augustus Gloop go up the tube, Mike TeaVee shrink and now it was Violet Beauregarde’s turn!

Willow class were tasked with inventing a meal-in-a-chewing gum from selected ingredients such as gravy granules, sugar, salt, peas, instant mash, flour (for the yorkies) and jelly crystals. They had to ensure that the ingredients were all soluble, so had to devise a fair test to investigate this.

The children certainly had fun and found that the sugar, salt, gravy and jelly did dissolve but the other materials only produced suspensions rather than solutions.

Some decided that the new gum would be both sweet and sour, beefy and blueberry…yuk!