General KnOWLedge: How is bubble gum made?

Find out how this chewy, stretchy treat first blew up on the scene!
bubble gum

Bubble gum may not be allowed in the classroom, but that doesn't mean that it's not a worthy subject of science. Underneath all of that food colouring and fruity flavour, gum has a history that strrrrrreetches back thousands of years.

The Greeks, the Mayans, the Indigenous people of North America... many ancient cultures had a habit of passing their time between meals with some sort of natural chewing gum.

More than full of air

But how exactly did 'chew' turn to 'blew'? How did gum become a game? In the newest OWLconnected General KnOWLedge video, we're answering just that. And we promise, we're not full of hot air!

Unwrap the facts right now...

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