Science & Nature

Candy Science Camp!

Middle school learners will experience different science topics using candy in each class.
Lynette Wehner
4 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
Class

55 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week

11-13

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jun 17 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
5pm - 5:55pm
1 learner enrolled
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Mon Aug 8

Aug 8 - Aug 12 (1 week)
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5pm - 5:55pm
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Description

Class Experience

Over the course of the 5-day camp, learners will be introduced to a number of different science topics that are typically taught at the middle school level. 
  Day 1:  Learners will learn what a phenomenon is and how scientists ask and define problems. 
  Day 2:  Learners will practice asking questions, defining variables, and developing an experiment that collects data. 
  Day 3:  Learner will experiment to find if Pop Rocks make a difference when blowing up a balloon.  
  Day 4:  Learners will explore the density of a gummy worm, and experiment with its stretching abilities.  
  Day 5:  Learners will be involved in a scientific experiment to determine which candy has the highest amount of acid. This will 
               provide experience in planning and carrying out scientific investigations.  
The only thing I ask is that learners are ready with supplies at the time of class. 
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR LEARNER HAS SUPPLIES READY FOR CLASS BEFORE CLASS BEGINS. In doing so, we can get right into our experimenting and not waste precious minutes finding things! 

Every Day:  A clear area to work covered in newspaper or a plastic cloth (in case of spills)
                   Water (either in a container or easy access to a sink) 
                   A large empty bowl to put "dirty water" (Dump bucket)
                   Cookie sheet to put all materials in; spill prevention
                   Paper Towel
                   Spoons 
                   Cup (preferable plastic)
                   Cupcake Pan-- (dark metal will be too hard to see what's happening. light-colored metal or bright color silicone works) 
                        (other option- white or clear pie or loaf pan) -white paper is needed if using clear
                   Paper/Pencil or Dry Erase Board/marker to take any notes

**Note about candy:  Movie-sized box or smaller of each candy is plenty.   
                                  Students are not required to put any of the candy in their mouths but can do so when given the choice. 

Day 1:   Pie pan or round cake pan or plate. (white) 
             Bag of Skittles** (any flavor)
Day 2:  Bag of plain M&M's** (or leftover Skittles)
               *Students may need to get warm water- depends on their direction during class 
Day 3:  3-4 small bags of Pop Rocks
            Balloons (4-5)
            Baking Soda, Vinegar (if you have a large bottle of it, transfer some to a smaller container to reduce spillage) 
            Empty plastic water bottles (at least 2)
            Tissue 
Day 4:  3-4 Gummy Worms
            Scissors
            Tall clear glass or jar 1/2-3/4 filled with water
Day 5:  Pixie Stix, SweetTarts, and leftover candy
            Baking soda
            Water

This list will also be in the classroom a few weeks before the camp. 
*ANY QUESTIONS- Please contact me BEFORE the class starts!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
*The only safety issue would be to make sure the learner has an adequate area to conduct experiments. I encourage you to cover the table or desk with old newspaper or plastic cloth. All water activities can be done on a cookie sheet with sides in case of spills. We will be working with water and candy dyes. It is a good idea to have a container of water ready in case more is needed, and one large empty bowl to place "dirty" water. Paper towels (or some sort of towe)l to wipe up spills are essential! 

Teacher

Lynette Wehner
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Always Learning!
4 total reviews
13 completed classes

About Me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Lynette Wehner. I am a certified elementary teacher, and a certified Holistic Wellness Coach and I LOVE helping kids explore the world and themselves! 

I taught middle school science for over... 
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