Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation

Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
Sweet Science: A Candy Investigation
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Product Description
In this activity, students have the opportunity to practice their scientific process skills using a favorite subject – candy. Students will compare and contrast M&M’s and Skittles by using all 5 of their senses to make observations. They will also use a balance to determine which is bigger, the Skittle or the M&M. Lastly, students will predict and observe what happens when Skittles and M&M’s are placed in warm water.

Big idea: Students can observe physical properties of everyday objects, like candy, using their five senses. We can also use science tools to make additional observations.

What’s Included in This Product
-Sweet Science PowerPoint and Investigation Script
-Videos for Whole Group Observations
-Student Pages on Two Different Levels

This activity can be purchased as part of a bundle at a discounted price through the link below.
Halloween Science Activity Bundle
This bundle includes these other Halloween science activities:
Blind As A Bat? Echolocation Activity
Force and Motion of Gliding Ghosts Investigation
Our Not-So-Scary Skeleton Activity

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properties of matter, candy, Halloween science, observation, prediction, investigation, process skills, physical science, inquiry, senses, lab, laboratory

Core Disciplinary Ideas
• PS1.A - Different kinds of matter exist and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties. (2-PS1-1)

Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns, Structure and Function, Cause and Effect, Stability and Change

Scientific and Engineering Practices: Developing and using models, constructing explanations (for science), obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
K-2.2C – TSIET collect data from observations using simple equipment such as hand lenses, primary balances, thermometers, and non-standard measurement tools; 

K-2.5A – TSIET classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid;
Total Pages
38 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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