Sugar 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 …

7 Mother’s Day Gifts

Are you looking for a special gift to surprise your moms and grandmothers? You know that we moms especially love those personal gifts that are affectionately hand made by out little ones. So today I’ll give you some ideas based on home experiments: 1. For “foodie” moms, some homemade lollipops made by using a sugar crystallization process. 2. For nature loving moms, homemade cologne made ​​from natural flavors extracted from …

Sweet Crystallization: Sugar Lollipops

Some time ago, we explained how you can make a crystal grow. At the time, we tested with a solution of salt and sugar and we just achieved it by dissolving the salt. This time we have come across this idea for making candy and after seeing the blog photos, who wouldn’t feel like trying? So we resumed our former crystallization experiment in order to make these delicious crystallized sugar …

Density Play

What started as a mixtures experiment in order to find out which substances get dissolved in water and which ones do not, turned at the end into a density experiment. If in the original dissolutions experiment we mixed only one substance with water, in this case we allowed a free test with any of the substances we had available. This time: honey, eau de cologne, salt, sugar, soil, liquid soap, …