Candy Experiments

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
make a Cartesian Diver with Warheads candy experiment
Warheads Cartesian Diver
Dancing Hearts
Sink a Marshmallow

If you'd like to use a candy experiment at your science fair:
  1. A science fair project should be a research project, not a demonstration. Ask a testable question, like "What would happen if I change this?" or "Which one is the best?" Then set up an experiment to answer the question. (See this NASA page for more details.)
  2. 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.
  3. Please cite my website/book as your source.
  4. Let me know how it goes!

  • 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)

  • Please do not copy, sell, post, publish, or distribute any part of this material without my permission. Instead, feel free to link to this website, and contact me with questions.