For a fun summer workshop series, I'm going to use candy to teach science concepts.
This takes a little time to observe (days), but it is fascinating to make crystals.Details
Chocolate is made of cocoa butter, cocoa solids, and other ingredients that have been mixed together. Can you take them apart?
Sugar water is denser than water--the more sugar, the denser. This experiment shows you how to layer different densities into a rainbow of color.
You know candy is colored with artificial dye. But did you know that many candies contain several kinds of dye? To see the different dyes for yourself, try this.
Sour taste is the body's way of identifying acid, so if your candy tastes sour, it contains acid.
If you thought your candy was all sugar, think again. Many chewy candies also contain oil.
What's the secret ingredient in Pop Rocks?