Campbellsville High School chemistry students recently performed some experiments.
In Dee Doss’s class, students experimented to see how much sugar is in bubble gum and how many atoms are in their name.
First, students calculated how much sugar is in bubble gum by weighing the gum and its wrapper, chewing the gum and then weighing the gum again and performing some calculations.
In the end, students found that about 80 percent of gum is sugar.
To find how many atoms are in their name, students used chalk and construction paper. Students weighed their paper and then wrote their name on it. After taking some other weights, students calculated the mass of chalk used to write their names.
Then, students compared the mass to students with longer and shorter names than theirs.
CHS senior Kyron Statham, at left, and junior Jonta’ Strawther weigh their bubble gum.
CHS junior Austin Carter weighs his bubble gum.
CHS junior Tosye Cox records his weights.
CHS teacher Dee Doss helps junior Darah Troxell perform her calculations.
CHS junior Nick Smothers writes his name in chalk as his classmates Chazilyn Milby and Tiffany Kane wait.
CHS junior Austin Carter performs his calculations.
CHS juniors Jasmine Coomer, at left, and Lisa Richter work together on their lab questions.
CHS senior Chase Atwood writes his name in chalk.
CHS junior Jonta’ Strawther, at left, and senior Kyron Statham work together on their lab questions.
CHS junior Jasmine Coomer weighs her bubble gum.
CHS juniors Nathaniel Mills, at left, and Nicholas Lefever work on their lab questions together.