Science Explorers: Sink or Float?

Halloween = candy! We blew-up Peeps in the microwave, and watched the beautiful colors of Gobstoppers mix together. We also did a hands-on experiment for the kiddos: which candy would sink or float. We started of with a variety of chocolate candy bars … and they ALL sank to the bottom. This was not the result that I expected. So, we decided to try some sugary candy: Skittles, Starburst, and Lifesaver jellies. These all sank to the bottom as well! Last up … a Peep? What would happen. Well, it floated! Why? Well, as the kiddos stated, a marshmallow is filled with air and therefore will float, just like a pool float. Lots of fun …

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