How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to The Center of a Tootsie Pop
7 th graders in Mrs. Erbentraut's class in Paris, Wisconsin finally figured out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. They finally figured out the age old mystery. It took them an average of 834 licks to get to the center.
All 26 students got a Tootsie Pop and started counting. It took them over an hour but they eventually got it done. Some of the factors they came up with that may have affected the number of licks it took were how you licked the lollipop, how fast you licked, & what the person's definition was of the "center" of the lollipop. Students did the activity in Science class to practice writing a lab report using the Scientific Method.- Posted on November 12, 2010