3 Great Gummy Worm Science Experiments

Need a fun science activity? With these gummy worm science experiments, you can make gummy candy grow, shrink, and even dance! These gummy worm experiments can keep kids entertained and teach science at the same time. Read on to find instructions for three favorite candy experiments with gummy worms.

1.Growing Gummy Worms

Try this growing gummy worm science experiment to turn gummy worms into monster gummy snakes. All you have to do is put them in water for two days. The gummy worms absorb water, and the gelatin in the gummy worms both traps the water molecules and holds the gummy worms together. The result? Two days later, you’ll have enormous gummy worms.

You can also do this with gummy bears and some fruit snacks, as long as they contain gelatin.

2. Shrinking gummy worms

Shrink candy in this gummy worm science fair experiment. Prepare different solutions such as orange juice, different concentrations of salt water, and different concentrations of sugar water. Make a hypothesis (prediction) about which solution will shrink the gummy candy most, and test it for your science fair project. You can learn more about the science here.

3. Dancing gummy worms

For this experiment, slice several gummy worms in half lengthwise, soak them in baking soda water, and put them in a cup full of vinegar. The worms will start floating! (See this Scholastic article for more details.)

Enjoy Your Gummy Experiments!

Enjoy making gummy worms grow, shrink, and dance. And check candyexperiments.com for more ways to destroy candy and learn science!

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