Quick and Easy Candy Corn Experiment

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It’s Halloween week!!  So much fun and excitement….and sugar fueled insanity!
I did this quick little science investigation yesterday and it’s a perfect quick activity for this week!  If you need a fun, quick (and not exhausting!) activity before your fall party – this is it!

Honestly, it couldn’t be easier.

The question: What happens when you soak candy corn in different solutions?

Supplies:

4 cups

baking soda

vinegar

salt

candy corn

recording sheets

Procedure:

  1.  Fill a cup with water and add 1/2 tablespoon of salt (or so)
  2. Fill a second cup with water and add a tablespoon of baking soda.
  3. Fill a third cup with water and add a couple tablespoons of vinegar.
  4. Fill a forth cup with only water.
  5. Add a piece of candy corn to each cup.
  6. Observe.

You might want to label the cups so you know which one is which.

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While the candy corn soaked, we colored our “control” candy corn in our lab notebooks and drew the cups of water so we would be ready to document our results.  Then, the kiddos walked around to see which candy corn was dissolving the fastest.

After a few minutes, we set the cups on the counter while I read a Halloween book aloud.

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After the story, we revisited our cups and noticed that the salt water candy corn was almost completely gone.

We were also interested to see that the “skin” of the candy corn had come off and was floating on top of the water.

We finished documenting our results and ate a few pieces of candy corn…because, why not?

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Click the picture above to download my lab notebook freebie!

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I hope you and your class enjoy this little experiment!

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