Following the success of the first Candy Experiments, this all-new collection presents more ways to destroy store-bought candy and learn some science in the process. Candy Experiments 2 delivers fun science facts from the perspective of a real mom in the kitchen doing crazy things with brand-name store-bought candy.
Marshmallows, cotton candy, Pixy Stix, Jawbreakers, Pop Rocks, gummi candy, chocolate, and even soda provide good excuses to get destructive in the kitchen. Do Peeps dissolve when you drop them into very hot water? Can you make gummi candy disappear in water? What happens to cotton candy when you dip it in oil?
Candy Experiments 2 is full of new ideas for learning science through candy. Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science. The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well.
Candy Experiments, published by Andrews McMeel, shares experiments from the popular website www.candyexperiments.com, as well as experiments that have never been published before. Learn how to separate candy colors, make candy cane stripes in bowls of water, sink marshmallows, and float taffy. Each experiment includes color photos and scientific explanations. Your kids will love experimenting with their candy, and they'll learn something, too!
"Candy Experiments Review" School Library Journal, April 2013
"Both topic and presentation will attract kids with a sweet tooth..."
Review and Book Giveaway: Candy Experiments February 12, 2013
"When longtime ParentMap contributing writer Loralee Leavitt told me she was publishing a book called Candy Experiments, I made the exact same ecstatic utterance as my 8-year-old son did when I eventually showed him the published book. He read the cover blurb, Blow it up, melt it into bubbling puddles, find secret ingredients, and shouted, "How cool!"..."
"'Candy Experiments' uses candy to teach science and learning," Deseret News, February 9, 2013
"Some may think pieces of candy are merely tasty treats, but as author Loralee Leavitt shows in a new book, those sugary items also have the power to teach kids about science and experimenting...."
"Candy Can Teach Science and Nutrition Concepts: hands-on experiments to try with your kids," Mothering.com, January 25, 2013
"Looking for a fun way to introduce science and nutrition concepts to your kids? In her new book, Candy Experiments, author Loralee Leavitt shares dozens of brand-new experiments that use candy to teach about these topics...."
"6 Candy Science Fair Projects for Kids," Parenting.com, January 2013
"Fun and super easy science experiments for kids to do in the kitchen with their fave ingredient: candy! Find more in the book Candy Experiments by Loralee Leavitt."