Myth-

Our myth discovers if Twinkies can or can't cath of fire?

RESEARCH VOCABULARY


Combustion: The act of process of burning
Oxidation: Combining something with oxygen
Oxygen: An essential element that is found within our atmosphere as well as in many products.
Processed Food: Food changed from natural state to preserved for convenience

Ingredients of Twinkies:
Enriched wheat flour, sugar, corn syrup, niacin, water, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable and/or animal shortening – containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed and canola oil, and beef fat, dextrose, whole eggs, modified corn starch, cellulose gum, whey, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, cornstarch, corn flour, corn syrup, solids, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, wheat gluten, calcium sulphate, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, yellow #5, red #40.

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Twinkies won't burn or catch on fire because, there is too much moisture in the Twinkies for the flammable ingredients to ignite.We found out that twinkies can burn and crisp on the outter layer,but it can't catch on fire. The outer shell of the twinkie bubles and kind of melts but doesn't catch on fire.Nothing happened to the Twinkie it just crispped on the outside. We found that a twinkie is a sponge cake injected with cream filling.

SMALL SCALE TEST

Question: Can a twinkie catch on fire?

Variables:

Independent: Amount of twinkie used.
Dependent: How much of the twinkie burned.
Constant:cooking fuel, twinkie brand.

Hypothesis: We think a twinkie can't catch on fire.

Materials: twinkies, matches, tongs, cooking fuel.

Procedure:

1. Take metal stand
2. Put cooking fuel on top of stand.
3. Light fuel.
4. Put cream filling on fire
5. Obsserve
Repeate 2 more times.

SMALL SCALE CONCLUSION

Our Conclusion is the twinkie did not catch on fire. This happened because the twinkie has too much of moist products and not enough sugar to catch on fire. Only six of 26 ingredients can burn.
It only slightly burns the part that was directly over the fire. Only six of 26 ingredients can burn.the only part of the twinkie that burned was a small part of th twinkie that was over the fire which was arpx. 12% in 10 min. and exstends to the rest of the twinkie over time. The cream filling melted and crystylized into a solid form like rock candy.

LARGE SCALE TEST

Question: Can a twinkie catch on fire?

Variables:

Independent: Amount of twinkie used.
Dependent: How much of the twinkie burned.
Constant:Cooking fuel, twinkie brand.

Hypothesis: We think a twinkie can't catch on fire.

Materials: fishtank, wire, twinkies, can of alcahole based gell, matches

Procedure:

1. get materials
2. get fishtank
3. put gell in middle of fishtank
4. tie wire around fishtank lid
5. stick wire through twinkie
6. put twinkie on top of the can of alcahole based gell
7. light the gell with a match
8. watch twinkie for 3-5 minutes
9. messure how far twinkie crispped/burned
10. do this 3 more times

LARGE SCALE CONCLUSION

Our conclution is that a twinkie will not catch on fire. It will crisp and burn but will not spontaneously combust.Only 12% of the twinkie burned but none of it burned.The moister in the twinkie wouldn't let the fire get to the flamable materials. This means that it will not cacth on fire but will crisp.

MYTH IS Busted

Our myth is busted because the twinkie didn't catch on fire. This happens because of the twinkies multiple ingredents. Many of these are moist and or made of rock.