Have a fun and yummy time reviewing the steps of the Scientific Method! I do this science inquiry candy lab with my classes to introduce to review the steps of the Scientific Process as we gear up for our Science Fair.
This is a 4-page lab that takes 2-3 lab periods of about 45 minutes, depending on the age and experience of your kids. I've included 4 versions for you. (See the PREVIEW for one full version.)
I teach 4th and 5th grade classes of different sizes, so I use all 4 versions... two versions focus on lollipop SHAPE with one set for groups of 3 and one for groups of 4, depending on what works best for each class. The other two versions are focus on SIZE with a set for groups of 3 and a set for groups of 4. With some classes I do the SIZE lab and with some I do the SHAPE lab so we can compare multiple results.
It involves licking a lollipop 100 times, so it's great for the 100th day of school, too!