Now that Halloween is over do you find yourself with a pile of candy? Try these candy science experiments to put that candy to good use for the sake of science.
Candy Science Experiments
Balancing with M&M’s – Build a simple hanger balance and explore weights and measuring with M&M’s (or any of that leftover candy).
Build a pop rocks volcano.
Make rainbow soda geysers with Mentos. I’ve heard you can try it with Nerds, too. Compare the reactions.
Experiment with gummy candy and watch the gummies grow in this activity from Mama Smiles.
Did you know that the letters on candy (like M&M’s and Skittles) will float in water? Check out the details in this M&M’s experiment from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
Build a candy house and test for the best kind of “cement” with this idea from Science Sparks.
Practice making predictions with a sink or float candy experiment from Reading Confetti.
Graph your candies with a LEGO bar chart. Science Sparks has the details.
Use Tootsie Roll Pops for this graphing idea from A Mom With A Lesson Plan.
Test the solubility of Skittles with this experiment from A Little Pinch of Perfect. (Includes a video)
Explore magnets using Pixy Stix (plus more ways to use Pixy Stix) in this post from Housing a Forest.
Try some candy chromatography with these tips from Mama Miss.
In what liquids will your candy dissolve? Set the setup in this dissolving candy pumpkins experiment from Lemon Lime Adventures.
Use Starburst to make an edible rock cycle with this idea from Lemon Lime Adventures.
Test what candies will melt in the sun with this experiment from Playdough to Plato.
What happens to candy corn when you expose it to different elements. See the candy corn experiments at Coffee Cups and Crayons.
Combine different candies with water and make candy potions. See the details at Housing a Forest.
Dissolve Reese’s Pieces to make a pumpkin shape with this idea from Playdough to Plato.
Do you have lollipops? Try this layered lollipops STEM activity from STEAM Powered Family.
Use your 5 senses for this candy taste test from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Bonus: Save your wrappers and try these eco-friendly candy wrapper craft ideas from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
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This post was first published on November 1, 2016.