Thursday we used this experiment for our home schooling science project for Halloween! We did something similar with candy hearts for Valentine’s Day!
The link goes to full instructions, but the basic idea is to use different household liquids and see how they change a piece of candy corn. We used a control this time so the kids would have an idea of ‘basic experiment’ vs. just every time it’s changed, they can see how far it goes from not being manipulated at all to big changes that occur with certain chemical reactions. You could use this with ANY candy, but it’s a great use up for something with a lot of pieces like candy corn! View our results, below!
After a few hours, the piece with the most interesting change was in plain water– the cleaner one had melted into nothing, but the one in H2O was… dissolved from the inside out!
Eventually 2 of the 5 had melted, 2 basically had nothing happen to them and the fifth was a strange inside-out phenomena. You can use any liquids you want, but I’d love to see if you have similar results based on your own experiences!
Great site! If only I’d had it to read over when I home-schooled…..maybe I would have laughed more instead of being so worried about whether or not I was causing permanent damage to my kids’ brains. By the way, I haven’t or there’s no evidence of it yet anyway.