Lab Report: Sugar Snake
|Experiment Title:||Sugar Snake|
|What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.:||Why when you light a sugar-baking soda solution on fire why it forms a snake that rises out of the ground.|
|What was your hypothesis?:||There is something in the sugar-baking soda – elements from the periodic table – that makes it rise when lit with fire.|
|What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.:||– Sugar
– Baking soda
|What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.:||1. Put the box with the sugar-baking soda mixture on the tray2. Put the fuel source down.
3. Then put the sugar-baking soda mixture down on top of fuel source.
4. Light it on fire.
5. Wait for the mixture to grow into an ashy snake.
|What were the results of your experiment?:||The sugar-baking soda mixture grew into a short snake and then I larger snake. Maybe as long as 8 inches (it was too hot to really measure and the “snake” coiled on itself).|
|What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect?:||Yes. There is something in the sugar-baking soda mixture that makes it rise when lit.|
|Spend a few minutes learning about the scientific principles involved in your experiment. Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned and how it relates to your experiment.:||1. Baking soda in general makes things rise.2. The sugar helps the snake take a form (rather than just burn in a heap).
3. When you burn carbon, the flame is yellow.
4. The black ash color left at the end comes from carbon. Sugar and baking soda have carbon in them.