Candy Cane Chemistry: Exploring Physical Science & the Scientific Method
Leigh Fitzsimmons, (Science & STEM)
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.
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. The class will open with students sharing their favorite holiday foods or candies with one another. Then, we will place the steps of the scientific method in order, define them, and discuss how the process can be viewed as a cycle. Next, we will set up our two experiments! Students will use their worksheets (posted...
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.
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.
Parental guidance is needed during the set-up and duration of the experiments.
Meet the teacher
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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Completed by 21 learners
Live video meetings
2-9 learners per class