Posts Tagged ‘bubble gum’

Get Freebies & See How Bubble Gum Is Made!

February 1st, 2013

Hi!  It’s Friday, February 1, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

February 1st is National Bubble Gum Day! I thought it would be fun for you to see how bubble gum is made…

Recommended Websites:

See Below

Age Range: 5 and up  (with parental supervision, see notes below)

YouTube: Video of How Bubble Gum Is Made

This site offers a Discovery Channel video of how bubble gum is made. It’s fascinating and educational.

NOTE: You Tube, allows room for unedited comments by visitors to the website. In addition, the site has constantly changing advertisements. Sometimes the comments and/or ads have questionable content that may be unsuitable or offensive. So, parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise any Internet access.

WRIGLEY: How Gum Is Made

Enjoy a terrific step-by-step illustration and explanation of the entire gum manufacturing process, and learn about the history of gum, too!

The History of National Bubble Gum Day

At this website, you can read all about the Founder of National Bubble Gum Day, find out what it’s all about, and get a few ideas for how to celebrate.

History of Chewing Gum!

September 22nd, 2011

Hi! It’s Thursday, September 22, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Websites:
See Below

Age Range: 8 and up (with adult supervision)

The following websites present the history of chewing gum and various popular and nostalgic brands. You can even watch video clips that show how gum is manufactured!


This ad-supported website offers free information about the history of gum from its invention to the modern day manufacturing process. When you get to the site, you can read the history of gum. Then use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen to explore:

*Chewing Gum Facts – Learn about the different types of gum, what happens when you swallow gum, and why chewing gum isn’t allowed in Singapore.

*Chewing Gum History – Find out if prehistoric man chewed gum, discover when bubble gum was invented, explore a chewing gum timeline, and read the biographies of gum inventors.

*Making Chewing Gum – Discover the ingredients used to make gum and watch two short videos that describe how regular gum is made and how bubble gum is manufactured!


This website offers the history of gum and information on gum ingredients. Don’t miss “How Gum is Made” – a terrific step-by-step illustration and explanation of the entire gum manufacturing process. And check out some fun facts about Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Spearmint gums.


This website offers a very brief but fascinating history of chewing gum and nostalgic brands of gum.  When you get to the site use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen to explore:

*The History of Gum – Follow the timeline to learn how a chance encounter lead to an idea that resulted in the start of the giant chewing gum industry! Learn the history of various brands including Dentyne, Chiclets, Bubblicious, and Trident.

*Story of Thomas Adams – Find out how a young photographer became the chairman of the board of the American Chicle Company.

Click on the “I Love Gum” logo in the middle of the menu bar to go back to the home page. There, you can click on the pictures of each stick of gum to learn more about:

  • Beemans – A gum invented in 1879 by Dr. Edward Beeman, a physician.
  • Black Jack – The first flavored chewing gum.
  • Adams Sours – This fruit-flavored sour chewing gum debuted in 1965.

Return to the menu at the top of the page to learn more about Cadbury Adams USA, one of the manufacturers of the nostalgic gum brands.