Weekend Science Fun: Candy Science

Do your kids have a stash of Halloween candy? What a great time to do fun candy science experiments!

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If you have any wintergreen LifeSaver® candies in the hoard, here is a quick way to make lightning in your mouth with candy.

Candy Chromatography
Separating the colors in MandM’s or Skittles® using paper chromatography is for older kids. It takes a bit of time and patience.

A simple experiment with Candy Chromatography uses water to make spots on a coffee filter.

Dogged Research has an extensive research paper that covers many of the issues you may encounter. If you have time, you’ll learn quite a bit.

Chocolate science is always fun. This chocolate experiment is for older kids interested in food science. It does require heat and special ingredients.

Steve Spangler’s Science has several fun, candy-related experiments.

1. This experiment uses pop rocks popping candy and soda to explore how this candy gets its bang.

2. Mentos candy and diet soda causes a big splash.
Here’s why it works.

3. More candy science ideas

If you didn’t get enough candy last night, try Making Rock Candy. Use the recipe to make some sugar crystals.

We are in a bit of a rush today. We've been promised the opportunity to play with a fabulous microscope camera device. Hopefully we'll be able to show some incredible photos for bug of the week next week.

Have some sweet success with candy science today.

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