Science & Nature

Sweet Science - Experimenting With Candy

In this 5-week course, students will have fun experimenting with a wide range of candy!
39 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 8 learners
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30 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


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

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Class Experience

Students will learn parts of the scientific method. 
Students will learn what happens to sugar in different solutions. 
Students will learn what happens to sugar and gelatin in different bases. 
Students will learn how candy/sugar reacts to different bases. 
Elementary teaching assistant and substitute teacher for 3 years and counting. 
interactive google slides.
 2 files available upon enrollment
Each week I will post the required materials for that class. The candies needed are listed above in the class description as well. There will be some provided printables to go along with some of the experiments that I will provide during the related week.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Kahoot! for scientific method
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will share my screen to present a nearpod presentation. Students will not be required to access this source on their own. A google slides presentation and Kahoot! will be posted for students to practice and assess their knowledge. These do not require logins. A "nickname" is required for Kahoot! but this can be a fun name and does not have to be the learners real name. A code will also be required to access Kahoot! and will be given in the classroom forum. The google slides presentation will be a simple link to follow and download. Youtube videos will be used via screen share and do not require a personal account for the student.

The day of the first class, but before class begins, students will want to start the rock candy experiment as it involves heating ingredients on the stove. This requires parental guidance. The process is as follows:

Before you get started: You will need approx. 2-3 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water per rock candy color. If you want to do more than one color, you can easily triple or double the recipe but keep the ratio at 3:1.
1. Slowly combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan (do not add all the sugar at once) and heat until all of the sugar is dissolved. Once all the sugar has dissolved, add in a little more sugar and wait for that to dissolve. Continue this until you have combined all 2-3 cups. 
2. The water should start to look a little cloudy.  That is when you know that no more sugar is dissolving and the perfect sugar-saturation has been reached. 
3. Add candy flavoring if desired, and then continue to heat the water until it comes to a simmer. 
4. Remove the sugar-water from the heat and allow it to cool. 

We will work with the cooled mixture to finish setting up the experiment. Thank you for setting this up in advanced!
youtube, nearpod, kahoot, interactive google slides


Emily Goulden
Lives in the United States
Ms. Emily
39 total reviews
109 completed classes

About Me

Hi all! 

I am a Grand Canyon University graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Educational Studies (with a focus on elementary and special education). During my education, I have completed hours of field experience which included observing and... 
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