5 Best Candies for Halloween Candy Experiments

Are you buying candy for Halloween? Don’t forget to prepare for Halloween candy experiments! You can do dozens of different experiments if you buy just five types of candy.

Read on to learn the five best candies for candy experiments.

1. M&Ms

M&Ms make the perfect candy for color experiments. Try separating brown M&M dye into rainbows with with chromatography, or mix colors together to make new shades.

You can also use M&M’s to explore the mechanics of ocean currents, or graph data sets.

2. Skittles

Use Skittles for candy color experiments, and also for melting experiments. Float the S right off the candy with Floating Letters, which works for M&Ms, too. Try chromatography with purple Skittles. Explore density with the Skittles Density Rainbow,

You can also melt Skittles into clamshells or compare the difference in dissolving them with hot or cold water.

3. Warheads

Warheads make the best candy for the Sour Candy Acid Test experiment.You can also make awesome candy diving bottles, or Cartesian divers.

These experiments work with Toxic Waste candy, too.

4. Gummy Candy

You can grow monster gummies in water with the Incredible Growing Gummy Worm experiment. Just leave a gummy candy in water for two days, and watch it grow to twice its original length!

You can also use gummy worms to learn about osmosis by soaking them in salt water.

5. Taffy

Taffy has a secret ingredient--tiny air bubbles. You can learn more about these air bubbles by dissolving the taffy and watching the bubbles float to the surface, or by melting it to turn it transparent.

Taffy’s also great for making sticky candy creations--encourage your kids to mix up their discards and make sculptures and landscapes.

Prepare for Candy Science Experiments

When you’re buying your candy this year, don’t just think about what kids like to eat. Get the best candies for playing with color, density, stretching, and stickiness. You’ll be well-stocked to create your own candy experiments science lab! For more ideas on destroying candy for science, check out the Experiments page at www.candyexperiments.com!

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