Christmas Activities for Science | Candy Cane Activities | Christmas Science Lab

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1st - 2nd
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Use this Candy Candy Science Experiment as an interactive Science Lesson on observing the effects of various liquids on candy canes. The experiment helps students follow the Scientific Method and is really fun to watch as it changes. Students are engaged, having fun and love the idea of using the candy.

This experiment is easy to set up and most likely you have all the ingredients already at home.

What's Included!

  • Step By Step Detailed Lesson Plans
  • Step By Step Experiment Guide
  • Student Lab Books (Color and Black and White)
  • Mini Lab Books that includes observation pages
  • Interactive Notebook pages
  • Scientific Method Posters
  • Coloring Sheets (4)
  • Candy Cane Word Search

Materials Needed

  • 4 Clear Cups or Glasses
  • 4 Candy Canes or Peppermint candies
  • 4 Different Liquids (Mostly items from home at least 6 oz each)
  • Timer
  • Lab Books (included)

Please click on the PREVIEW above to get a good idea of everything included or you can check out our BLOG to see how it will work in your classroom.

This experiment can work all year long, you just need to buy the little peppermint candies instead.

If you are wanting to extend this lesson even further, check out our Candy Cane Close Reading and Informational Writing Unit. The science experiment is included in that unit!

Make sure you check out our 12 Days of Christmas Projects. This Science Unit is already included in it.

You may also be interested in my Iceberg Science Experiment.

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Special Treat Friday, Heather McKinsey

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