Candy Experiments by Loralee Leavitt
  

Synopsis

Candy Experiments by Loralee Leavitt

Candy is more than a sugary snack. With candy, you can become a scientific detective. You can test sweets for secret ingredients or float an m from M&M's. You can spread candy dyes into rainbows, or pour rainbow layers of coloured water. You'll learn how to turn sweets into crystals, sink marshmallows, or send fizzy drinks spouting skyward. You can even make your own lightning. Candy Experimentsteaches kids a new use for their sweets and candy. As children try eye-popping experiments, such as growing enormous gummy worms and turning cotton candy into slime, they'll also be learning science. Candy Experimentscontains 70 science experiments, 29 of which have never been previously published. Chapter themes include secret ingredients, blow it up, sink and float, squash it, and other fun experiments about colour, density, and heat. Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science, such as how cotton candy sucks up water because of capillary action, how Pixy Stix cool water because of an endothermic reaction, and how gummy worms grow enormous because of the water-entangling properties.

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'Candy Experiments'

-schooling families or for teachers to use in the classroom. (Wendy Jessen, Deseret News) (Candy Experiments) My younger son, who is 4, loves open-ended play where he can just pour and mix and add candy as he desires, watching the colors emerge or the solutions bubble, said Viera mother of two Courtney Charles. The older one, who is 7, loves doing actual experiments like soaking candy with leters to watch the letters float, testing for acid in the candy with baking soda, comparing candy densitites, or creating a color wheel by mixing various colors of candy. (Katie Parsons, Florida Today) Check out... Candy Experiments published by Andrews McMeel Publishing for some fantastic ideas that will give your kids something fun to do with their candy other than eating it. (Charles Stuart Platkin, News-Sentinel) When science is disguised as playing with your food, everyone wins. (Candy Experiments) (Donica Kaneshiro, Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Talk about making science sweet. (Candy Experiments) (Erin Andersen, Lincoln Journal Star)

About the Author

Loralee Leavitt received the Highlights Pewter Plate Award for Nonfiction Feature of the Year, Independent Readers for the Candy Experiments article published in Mothering magazine, and her articles in ParentMap helped that magazine win a Gold Award from Parenting Publications of America. A popular freelance writer, she regularly contributes to Cricket, Scouting, Pockets, Boys' Quest, Fun for Kidz, Writers' Journal, and Highlights. She has given Candy Experiments presentations at local and national events, school classrooms, science fairs, Halloween parties, and farmers' markets. Loralee lives in Kirkland, Washington, with her husband and three kids.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Loralee Leavitt
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Publisher

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication date

3rd January 2013

ISBN

9781449418366


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