|In this time of year, when candy abounds, what could be better than finding a way to incorporate it into your school work? Today, after we finished some of our "regular" school, I busted out the candy. We copied a stanza of the poem "If Peas Could Taste Like Candy" by Crystal Bowman for our copywork, and then we did experiments with our candy. Did you know that the white S on Skittles and the white m on M&M's do not dissolve in hot water? If they remain together, they float to the top!|
|Notice the "m" floating at the surface of the water. There are two of them.|
We also separated out the colors from the M&M's and Skittles. Here are our strips from our Chromatography experiment. Notice that the purple Skittle on the far right and the brown M&M on the far left show more colors than just one. We also did some math with candy, like count Reese's PB cups by twos (because there are two in a package) and multiplication because 4 small tootsie rolls equal a big one, so how many is __? I have more experiments and literature up my sleeves. We'll see how many days of candy
school we end up having!