Monday, November 8, 2010

Candy Experiments

We passed by the candy that was on sale from halloween but now that Laura from Raising Homemakers has posted about these candy experiments I think we will be heading back to grab some of it!

Try out this Density Rainbow with Skittles or find out if your favorite candy is acidic.

Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form. You're doing candy experiments.

Melt Halloween candy. Dissolve Valentine hearts. Float Easter Peeps. Or explore your own ideas.

Candy experiments. All candy. All science. All fun.


Anonymous said...

Too late for this year, but one thing we've done in the past is to sort, count, and graph our candy. It's something even the youngest children can get into! Catagories need sub-catagories. All the chocolate bars go togther, but are then divided by what kind, and then perhaps are further divided into sizes. And should Tootsie Pops go under suckers, or under Tootsie Rolls? Your high schoolers can get fancy and try to make a circle graph. It's an all-day project, but really worth doing.

Anna said...

All great ideas! I don't think it would be too late to do this either!

Loralee said...

Hope you enjoy candy experiments! The density rainbow is tricky but well worth the effort.