Holiday Christmas Science: Dissolve a Candy Cane with the Scientific Method

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Engaging hands-on science activities that students enjoy! I used this with my remote students. Parents and students enjoyed conducting the activities together! It was a big hit!
Such a fun experiment at Christmas time! My students loved this, and I can't wait to use it again next year. Thanks!
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Keep students engaged during the December Holiday Season with this simple experiment using candy canes! I find that the times before a vacation are the BEST times to do science experiments. Students are active, learning and having fun! Students need to think critically in order to identify variables, write hypotheses, make observations, collect data, and write conclusions.

This resource uses the Scientific Method to conduct 3 experiments using candy canes.

  • 1st experiment- Observe what happens when you add a candy cane to vinegar.
  • 2nd experiment- How does water temperature affect the dissolving rate of a candy cane?
  • 3rd experiment- How does the type of liquid affect the dissolving rate of candy canes?

**Use all the experiments or choose just one based on your learners!**

Materials: Small candy canes, different temperature water, timers, vinegar, oil, alcohol, clear cups

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This product is part of a bundle! Science for all holidays!


Holidays are a great time to keep students engaged with science!

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