Fastest Ice Cream Freeze

By: Brady Heitman

Purpose Statement:

The purpose of this experiment was to see who can get the brain freeze the fastest. I became interested in this experiment because my brother likes ice cream. The information gained from this experiment will help others learn more about ice cream's affect on the brain.

Research:

In its most basic form, ice cream is a mixture of cream and/or milk, sugar and sometimes eggs that is frozen while being churned to create a frozen product. In commercial ice-cream making, stab, such as plant gums, are usually added and the mixture is pasteurized and homogenized The mixture may have other flavors added, from something as simple as vanilla to fruit or other flavors and pieces of candy.


If you've ever experienced a sudden stabbing pain in your forehead when eating ice cream or enjoying a cool drink then you know what brain freeze is. Do you know what causes brain freeze or how you can stop the pain?

Hypothesis:

My hypothesis is Kobe will get a brain freeze the fastest. I base my hypothesis on who can eat ice cream the quickest.

Materials:

Bowls

Ice Cream

Spoons

4 People

Stopwatch

Procedures:

1. Get bowls and spoons.

2. Get ice cream.

3. Let them eat to see who can get their ice cream down the quickest without getting a brain freeze.

4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 with each participant.

Observations Log/Data

Person Time

Kobe 2:20

Dakota 2:17

Dominic 2:07

Lucas 2:00

Results:

The original purpose of this experiment was to see who can get the brain freeze the fastest. The results showed Kobe took the longest to get a brain freeze.
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Conclusion:

My hypothesis was Kobe will get a brain freeze the fastest. The results show my hypothesis should be considered incorrect because Lucas got a brain freeze the fastest. Based on the results of this experiment eat ice cream slowly. If I were to conduct this science fair project again, I would do it with ore people and provide more trials to get more accurate data.

Acknowledgements:

Dennis

Lucas

Dakota

Kobe

Dominic