Candy Experiments

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See below for science fair guidelines.
Acid Test Chocolate Bloom
Density Rainbow Dissolving Hot/Cold Find Hidden Candy
Floating M's and S's Lifesaver Lights Oil Test
POP ROCKS Sink/Float Sticky
Bubbling Zotz
Warheads Cartesian Diver
Dancing Hearts
Sink a Marshmallow

If you'd like to use a candy experiment at your science fair:
  1. Your science fair project should be your own work. If you use a candy experiment idea, put your own spin on it by testing different candies and writing your own explanation.
  2. You must cite my website/book as your source.
  3. Let me know how it goes!

  • Don't drink the acid test experiments.  Eating too much baking soda can make you sick.
  • Grownups should supervise melting experiments.  Melted candy can be much hotter than boiling water.  
  • Never heat a jawbreaker.  Melted jawbreakers have been known to explode and cause serious burns (see Mythbusters Episode 20, 2004)