Last fall I stumbled across a great website devoted to Candy Experiments. This website has the motherload of great experiments using candy. Many of them have links to a YouTube video that shows how to do it, too. I have emailed the webmaster and asked permission to use their experiments and create some follow up sheets for the classroom. I can't wait to use them in my classroom!
What happens when you put Skittles or M&M's in water? Do they float or sink?? This one is a very easy and inexpensive one. Have students bring in left over Halloween Candy or buy it on sale.
All you need to do is drop the candy in the water and watch what happens....
The white letters on M&Ms and Skittles are printed with edible ink that doesn't dissolve in water. When the rest of the candy shell dissolves, the letters peel off and float. Some of the letters break into pieces, but a few should survive intact.
It's pretty cool to see the floating letters in the water. I recommend this for older kids because they need to be patient to see the actual letters...and close observation too.
To grab your FREE follow up worksheet click here!