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Candy Science Experiments

Whitney Whaley
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(150)
In this course, Learners will learn about the scientific method by experiencing with different candies!

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
We will be discussing the scientific method, as well as chemistry, natural science, and biology. This is an all-encompassing science class!
Homework Offered
There may be a small amount of homework outside of class, depending on how far we get in class. If so, it shouldn't take more than an hour or so. On weeks 4 and 5, there will be some work outside of class, but it will be very easy, and is mostly just monitoring the experiment.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Week 1: 
Hot Water

Week 2: 
Gummy Worms
Baking Soda
Measuring Spoons

Week 3:
Corn Syrup
Popsicle stick, wooden skewer, lollipop stick, or string
Food coloring (optional)
Flavoring extract (optional, see this link for ideas/items that would work)

Week 4:
Jolly Ranchers
Box (shoe box size or larger)
Roll of foil
Black construction paper
Glue gun 
Sticks/bamboo skewers
Clear packing tape
Plastic wrap

Week 5: 
Gummy bears or other gummy candy
2 Cups
Measuring cup

Week 6:
Larger box (bankers box size or larger)
Extra flat cardboard (can re-purpose the box from week 5)
Scissors/craft knife
2 Snack sized bags of 4 different candies (i.e. 2 small bags of Skittles, 2 bags of M&Ms, 2 small packs of Reese's, 2 standard sized Twix bars, etc)
Glue stick/hot glue gun

Week 7:
Soda (use a diet soda for easier clean up)
2 Rolls of Mentos candy
Space outside (this experiment must be done outside, or at least in a fully enclosed shower stall where a liquid mess won't destroy anything)

If you can't find any of these items, please send me a message so that I can find a replacement item for you. Many of these items can be found around your home, and if you don't have them, I can usually find an easy replacement. 
In this class, we will be using a lot of vinegar, baking soda, and salt, as well as scissors or a box cutter to cut thick cardboard. Please be nearby to supervise your student with the use of these items. We will also be using candy in all of our experiments. Please let me know if your Learner is allergic to any candy so that I can find an alternative. 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(150)
Hello! My name is Whitney and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share my expertise with you! I have a Bachelors degree from Florida State University, and I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I have taught formally in a preschool... 
Group Class


for 7 classes
1x per week, 7 weeks
55 min

Completed by 21 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
3-10 learners per class

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