Candies Archive

Experiments with Candies: recycled lollipops

Those who have been celebrating Halloween will have accumulated a considerable amount of candies…and you may be thinking of how to get rid of them without putting the teeth and health of your kids at risk. So we suggest you donate this candies to science and use them for your experiments. Some time ago we were experimenting with absorption and buoyancy puting some jellybeans in water. Today we suggest studying …

Engineering Project for Kids

Today we will propose an engineering project for kids in which starting from a construction game, they’ll learn about strength of materials and how by applying appropriate design techniques they may be able to increase the resistance of seemingly delicate materials. It’s about posing a challenge: to build a tower as tall as possible from two simple materials: spaghetti and marshmallows. Although the activity can be done individually, it is …

Jellybeans in Water: Experimenting with Absorption and Buoyancy

You know how we like simple materials. A few days ago we experimented with dissolutions and candies  that we also used for doing statistics, so today we intend to reuse some jellybeans for an experiment with the little ones in which they’ll experiment and discover a bit more about absorption and buoyancy in liquids, colors etc. Our initial idea was to reproduce an experiment that we came across several times …

Dissolutions, Densities and Candies

Few days ago I was telling you all about the candy we kept to experiment with dissolutions … and the results we obtained. We‘ve seen how different substances dissolve in water, and one of the substances that we tested were these delicious colored candies. For this experiment we can use Smarties, M & M’s, colored sweets or any other similar candy with a colored shell. Besides candy, you only need …

Mathematics with Candies: Understanding Statistics

Recently we found ourselves at home with a bag of Smarties that we needed for some experiments about dissolutions and you can imagine the desire of children to open that bag as soon as possible without waiting for science day. So we decided to open the bag of candy … but why not use them first as manipulative materials to play and do statistics and other mathematics with candies? We …

Cooking Science

Today we’re taking a break from our scientific experiments to suggest an alternative: why don’t we take the opportunity to bring a touch of science in our daily activities ? Cooking from a recipe is a good way to practice measuring quantities and time, to handle different materials or to observe the effects that changes in temperature have. Continuing in our own scientific ways, we begin by presenting all the …