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Monday, November 15, 2010

Science with Candy.

In the days after Halloween what in the world do you do with all of the candy that you get??? Me... we start doing science with it. {that way the boys don't think it's so bad when we have to throw it away}

Here is the plate that we put in the freezer. After about a half hour I took it out so we could touch it. It was all hard and the things that were chewy.... weren't any more. Oh sad.... then we had to throw the candy away.

Next we put some candy in bowls and the poured boiling water over it. We watched the water melt  and dissolve the candy. {In the colored bowl those were Mike & Ike's and in the yellow bowl.... a Starburst}

Here we have Samrties and Whoppers. Did you know that Whoppers explode in hot water?? Not like 'bang' explode, but all the inside starts coming out. Even before the chocolate melts all the way.
And here is a Hot Tamale. It was in the water for 8 minutes and then when we picked it up all the color was gone.

It was fun to see what would happen to all the candy. As we played with it all. And ahhhhh we had to throw away all the candy that we messed with. After the first time we did this the boys wanted to keep doing it with different candy. So we did. And soon enough we had a half bowl left of candy.

{oh... and don't worry we took out all the good stuff and put it away. Can you blame me??? Why would I ruin perfectly good candy}


Alicia said...

What a great idea! I'll have to try that next time.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

That's interesting about the whoppers! I hope by the "good" candy you mean the chocolate kind.

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