Candy Experiments 2

Candy Experiments 2

Last autumn, I wrote about the book Candy Experiments.  ML loved it so much she based her science fair project this winter on one of the experiments in the book.

Candy Experiments 2 by Loralee Leavitt arrived last week.  After a busy weekend, I remembered the book.  ML perused it in her bed last night.  Then, quickly asked if we could go to the store tonight to purchase warheads, pop rocks and an egg.  In the name of science, we’re doing a candy run after work and school.

ML wouldn’t let me see the experiment.  She wants it to be a surprise.  I’m pretty certain there will be some fizz; but I’m not sure why she needs an egg.

Candy Experiments

Candy Experiments

Don’t know what to do with the Halloween candy other than your children being on a sugar high for weeks; or eating the candy yourself?  I have the solution.

Last July, I checked out Candy Experiments by Loralee Leavitt and started a post about it.  Then, realized I needed to wait until after Halloween when the supplies for the experiments are plentiful at everyone’s home.

I’ve scanned the book and evaluated ML’s loot from Halloween.  Of the seventy or so experiments, we have supplies to complete at least sixty of them without a visit to the store.

Lifesavers, candy canes and conversation hearts are the only ingredients we don’t currently possess.  However, Christmas is around the corner and Santa always puts Lifesavers and candy canes in our stockings.  Also, oranges to add a healthy choice.  As for the conversation hearts, I am certain the day after Christmas Valentine’s Day candy will magically appear at the store.

ML’s at her dad’s house tonight.  I’m going to stockpile some candy for when she and her friends ask to do science experiments.  Last time, I let them use ginger ale and baking soda.  Never again!

Below are some experiments in the book, which appear to result in limited mess.

Skin the Candy p.13 – Candy Corn, Jelly Beans, Dots, Nerds or Tootsie Rolls

Clamshell Skittles p. 99 – Skittles

Race To Dissolve (Big vs Small) p. 112 – Two identical pieces of colored candy, such as Jolly Ranchers, Tic-Tacs, Pez or conversation hearts.

Race To Dissolve (Hot vs Cold) p. 114 – Two identical pieces of candy, such as Skittles, Jolly Ranchers, Starbursts, Tootsie Rolls, lollipops, small chocolate, or chocolate bars.