So you know you have a pretty boring life when the most exciting thing of your day involves homework. :) To elaborate more….biology homework. Over the weekend I had a simple assignment to create a hypothesis and prove or disprove it.
It was actually pretty easy (which is why I procrastinated am doing it the night before it's due). But I decided to ask the question, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll lollipop?" Out of this question, I researched it and came up with my hypothesis, "It takes 500 to 550 licks to get to the center of a lollipop, licking each side equally." Now it was time for the experiment.
On the way home from work, I stopped at the store and picked a large bag of tootsie roll pops. I had to test the theory out multiple times and average out my results. So I brought the pops home and lavishly displayed them on my kitchen counter waiting for my siblings to come running in a sugar frenzy. I am very lucky to have many siblings I can test my science projects on, I thought. ;)
Koda asked for one and so I gave him a red pop, only informing him that he was not allowed to suck it or bite it, had to lick each side equally and had to count each lick. He moaned and groaned and told me he wasn't doing it.
Then Cassidy told me she was sick and refused to do it.
My mom informed me she couldn’t eat any.
And yes, I forgot, Dillon told me he was fasting.
Lo and behold, my dad was fasting too! Something I forgot when I bought my lollipops.
Dawson was my last hope. So I explained the rules to him and tried to help him count. But he ran away and came back an hour later with sticky hands and a number of licks that sounded a little like 2. No way he got to the middle in two licks
Thankfully, Cassidy and Koda came up to me and both informed me that they had decided to help me and had already finished licking their lollipops and had the numbers of licks for me.
But I still had to take out 3 lollipops and lick them myself. Have I ever told you how much I hate tootsie pops? So anyway….after I was done licking them. (It took me like an hour to count all the licks. Total waste of time. And now I have a tongue resembling the color of mud and puke.) I organized my results and made my first picture graph. Which is pretty cool. So overall, my experiment turned out pretty good. Also. I think my teacher will appreciate the picture above on my Science Paper- just so he knows I really got into this project.
So today's "exciting thing" was really not exciting. It was actually more random than anything. But it made me giggle as I watched my sibling all licking lollipops furiously fast and counting aloud. And now I can say, "I know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop!" Oh, what an accomplishment!
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