Halloween is a time for candy and SCIENCE!
First, we challenged ourselves to build a tall and sturdy structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows.
Then we did a little experiment. We tried to predict which candy or chocolate bar was the most dense. We tested Twix, Mars, Kit Kat, Coffee Crisp and Fruit Gummies. Surprisingly, the Fruit Gummy sank the fastest!
Then we asked ourselves, will Smarties and M&Ms melt faster in warm or hot water?
We discovered that they melt faster in warm water but we were fascinated to see that the S’s and M’s from the candies came off and floated to the surface in the cold water! Can you see them?
Next came the Pop Rocks test! Which liquid will make the rocks “pop”?
Water or vinegar?
Finally, we did a candy acid test. We filled several small bowls with water and some candy. To demonstrate what happens when baking soda meets an acid, we put some vinegar in a jar and added the baking soda…boom! Instant reaction! Bubbles came flowing out of the jar. Next, we added baking soda to the candy water to test which ones were acidic. The most acidic were Sour Skittles!
Our afternoon ended with board games, music and lots of chatter.
Our candy science experiments were from the site Candy Experiments.