Candy Cane Chemistry: Exploring Physical Science & the Scientific Method

Leigh Fitzsimmons, (Science & STEM)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(169)
In this festive one-time class, we will explore the scientific method while completing two experiments with candy canes. Topics discussed include mixtures, solutions, and chemical reactions.

Class Experience

US Grade 2 - 4
This class will introduce or review the steps of the scientific method using candy canes!  We will compare mixtures and solutions and identify the signs of a chemical reaction.
Miss Leigh is a certified science and STEM teacher with over 12 years of classroom experience.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Handout (to be posted in classroom)
Red crayon, marker, or colored pencil
3 cups (clear is best, but any three cups will do!)
Baking sheet, bin, or craft tray
Package of mini or full-sized candy canes (at least 6 candy canes)
Warm & cold water
About 1.5 cups of white vinegar
About 1/2 cup baking soda
Medicine dropper or pipette (optional)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parental guidance is needed during the set-up and duration of the experiments.

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(169)
Hello! My passion is teaching young students the importance and fun in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. I am a certified k-12 science teacher with a master’s in biology. I believe in hands-on learning and appealing to young... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
35 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 21 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-10
2-9 learners per class

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