Monthly Archives: December 2018
If you suck on a candy cane long enough, it will dissolve in your mouth. In this experiment you can observe the process up close, and also find out which liquid will dissolve a candy cane the fastest. It is easy to set up with household materials and substances (and a packet of candy canes), and a great opportunity for developing the science skills of hypothesising, observation, measurement, fair testing, comparison and analysis. It also a great way to use up your left over candy canes at Christmas!
- 6 candy canes, any plastic wrapping removed
- 6 clear glasses or jars
- A stopwatch
- 6 different liquids such as cold water, hot water, salty water, water with food colouring, vinegar, oil, juice, milk etc.
What To Do
- Pour different liquids into each glass or jar, then label