"Candy Experiments" on Evening Magazine, KING5, March 8, 2013

"Candy Experiments" on Good Things Utah, ABC4, Feb 11, 2013

"Fun experiments with leftover Halloween candy" on New Day Northwest, KING 5, Nov 1, 2012

"Kirkland Mom Turns Candy Into Science" on KOMO News, Oct 31, 2011.

"Candy Experiments" on cable show Northwest Families, Oct 2011

Interviewed for Brazilian TV show about the USA Science and Engineering Festival 2009


"Kirkland mom creates 'Candy Experiments' to combat Halloween candy overload"
Kirkland Reporter, October 30, 2013.
"Now, after launching a website, publishing a book, being invited to a Washington DC science festival and numerous interviews and articles later, it’s safe to say Leavitt’s life has changed..."

"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,", 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,", 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."

Learn Science with Leftover Halloween Candy, Epoch Times, Oct 31, 2012
Every Halloween, rather than just dumping the leftovers from hard-earned candy bags, author and freelance writer Loralee Leavitt suggests a fun way to use up these sugary treats with simple science tricks...

"What to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy," LakeInTheHillsPatch, Oct 2011
"Older kids will have a blast running experiments with their candy. Check out for some cool science experiments..."

Candy Experiments, Mothering (online version) Sept-Oct 2010
"A creative mother finds an educational use for Halloween loot. And her kids are eating it up!"

Candy SecretsHighlights Oct 2010 (Reprinted courtesy of Highlights for Children, Inc.)
"Have you ever wondered just what is in the treats you collect at Halloween time?  With three simple science experiments, you can discover some of the ingredients yourself..."

Halloween Candy Science, Miami Family Magazine Oct 2010

Really Scary!  How to Handle All that Halloween Candy, ParentMap Oct 2010
"Candy experiments turn candy into science mater ials. En cour age children to stretch candy, stick it to gether, drop it, break it or cut it with butter knives..."

Play With Your Food, Parents Nov 2010
"If you've still got Halloween candy, Loralee Leavitt's website,, is filled with ideas about how to use it to learn about science.  She shares the instructions for making a Skittles rainbow..."

Family Traditions: Halloween-Candy Science, Family Fun Magazine Oct 2009 
"After Halloween, we don't eat most of our candy; we conduct cool experiments with it.  Our projects get us all stirring, melting, and mixing, and pouring, and the kids look forward to each round of tests..."

Candy Experiments Does Tricks with Treats, Red Tricycle Seattle Oct 2009
"What’s a mom to do with that bucket-load of Halloween candy? If you’re not inclined to let your little ones eat the whole haul (or if you’re afraid you just might scarf down a few too many Butterfingers yourself), here’s a fun & educational way to get rid of it that would make Sid The Science Kid proud...

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