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Science & Nature

Candy Cane Chemistry: Exploring Physical Science & the Scientific Method

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.
Leigh Fitzsimmons, (Ready, Set, STEAM)
150 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 15 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
35 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

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.
Students are encouraged (but not required) to complete more investigations at home.  We will brainstorm ideas at the conclusion of class.
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) Spoon
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental guidance is needed during the set-up and duration of the experiments.


Leigh Fitzsimmons, (Ready, Set, STEAM)STEAM Teacher
150 total reviews
157 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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