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Lab Report: Sugar Snake

First Name: Mayana
Age: 7
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
– Match/Fire
– Fuel
– Tray
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.