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Melt It, Blow It Up, Smash It But Don't Eat It - New Book Shares Lots of Candy Experiments

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Our office recently received a copy of the new book, Candy Experiments, by Loralee Leavitt. If you love candy, but don't want it to all go to your waistline, this book is for you. Candy Experiments covers a wide…
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Density in Action: Can You Sink a Marshmallow?

By Loralee Leavitt, Candy Experiments At the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, children crowd around the Candy Experiments booth.  A volunteer asks if they’re ready to take the marshmallow challenge: “Can you sink…
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Eaten Your Fill? How to Experiment on Your Child's Leftover Halloween Candy

By Loralee Leavitt, CandyExperiments.com Kids love Halloween candy.  But too much candy can lead to stomach aches, cavities, and health problems.  What do you do if your kids collect more candy than you want them to eat?  Experiment with…

Colorful Dissolving Candy Kitchen Science

By Blog Editor Susan Wells  There are several classic candy experiments making the rounds on the Internet, so I thought I'd try a few with the kids to see if they really worked. Dissolving Gobstopper Experiment First, we tried the Gobstopper…

Candy Science - What's Inside a Piece of Candy?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I don't always encourage my kids to play with their food, but sometimes it's necessary to see just what is inside. We went to the store. My girls don't get a lot of candy, except maybe at Halloween and Easter, so…