October 29, 2015
Halloween is this weekend, which means now is the perfect time to stock up on discounted candy corn! While these super sweet, sugary treats usually pale in comparison to most other halloween candy elites, their composition makes them the perfect addition to a post-halloweekend science lesson. While you’re lesson planning for the following week, think about extending the holiday fun with this simple science experiment.
The Objective: This lesson will teach students how to hypothesize, conduct an experiment and revise their hypotheses as they go based on their findings. The experiment will work to find out which household liquids will dissolve candy corn, and how long each that does will take.
The Necessities: In order to perform this experiment you will need candy corn, small glass bowls, plastic spoons, sticky notes, paper towels and three liquids: Water, vinegar and vegetable oil. The amount of each material you require depends on how you’re going to conduct the lesson. If you’re demonstrating to the class, 3 bowls, a bag of candy corn and a small amount of each liquid will suffice. However, if you choose to break the class into groups and allow the students to run their own experiment, you’ll need to adjust quantities accordingly.
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