Put Your Candy Leftovers to Good Use with Candy Experiments

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A snapshot of the brilliant science experiments by Loralee Leavitt at CandyExperiments.com

If you’ve already followed Jennifer’s advice about dealing with your Halloween haul and you still have candy leftover, perhaps it’s time to donate that candy to science. Candy Experiments is a fabulous website full of fun, easy science experiments you can do with all sorts of leftover Halloween candy.

Did you know that you can detect the acidity of a candy by dissolving it in water and then adding baking soda? Watch what happens:

I’m eager to try these experiments, but there’s only one hurdle. As my science-loving 5-year-old put it, “I’m way more interested in eating my candy than I am in science.” Sigh.

(Found via Teach Mama, who actually got her kids to try it.)

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2 thoughts on “Put Your Candy Leftovers to Good Use with Candy Experiments

  1. Maybe you can get your daughter to try candy experiments if you use “extra candy”, candy that you didn’t pass out on Halloween or excess collected candy. Start with the acid test and some really sour candy. She could get hooked–a lot of kids do. I’ve heard from a few moms this week whose kids dissolved a pound of candy in an hour–happily!

    Good luck.

  2. Maybe you can get your daughter to try candy experiments if you use “extra candy”, candy that you didn’t pass out on Halloween or excess collected candy. Start with the acid test and some really sour candy. She could get hooked–a lot of kids do. I’ve heard from a few moms this week whose kids dissolved a pound of candy in an hour–happily!

    Good luck.

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