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Candy Science Experiments!

July 18th, 2017

 

It’s Tuesday, July 18, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Candy Experiments

(www.candyexperiments.com/p/experiments.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This website was created by a mom who is a writer with a science background and her inquisitive daughter. Together they’ve developed an incredible archive of free science experiments you can conduct with candy

As explained at the website, this all began when her daughter asked a life-changing question: “What would happen if I put these Nerds in water?”
  
That first candy experiment led to many with results like these: “Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of candy experiments. Click on any one and a new page opens with a list of materials needed and instructions on how to conduct the experiment. Try: 

  • Acid Test
  • Chocolate Bloom
  • Color Separation
  • Lifesaver Lights
  • Oil Test
  • ~And Many More!

Under “Resources” at the top of the page, access Printables and Websites to read blog entries, find links to articles about candy, and lots of other fun stuff.

Ice Cream Science

July 29th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, July 29, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various – see below

Age Range: All (Children, with parental supervision)


Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. We thought it might be fun to learn science through ice cream!

  • Chemistry.About.com At this website you will find instructions for a science experiment for making ice cream in a baggie. In addition to the recipe, learn the science involved in making ice cream including:
    • Why do we add salt to the ice?
    • Why do we shake the mixture?
    • What is the freezing point depression? 

 

 

 

  • Ice cream themed learning activities. This is not science but this site offers ice cream themed Literacy and Math activities – you’ll also find ideas for ice cream themed games!

 

Pancake Math!

March 3rd, 2014

 

It’s Monday, March 3, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Websites:

 

See below.

 

Age Range: 3-18 (Grades K3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Pancake Math!

 

Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day throughout the world!

 

Here are some websites that offer pancake-themed Math lessons….

 

Preschool Pancake Math:

 

Pancake Geometry

 

At this site you will find a suggestion for how to use pancakes to teach geometric shapes to little ones.

 

Pancake Curriculum!

 

Find all kinds of pancake-themed activities and lessons that teach while they entertain!

 

Elementary Grades Pancake Math:

 

AuntJemima.com

 

At the Aunt Jemima website you can scroll down to the title “Pancake Math” to find out how to use information on a pancake mix box to teach your kids about multiplication, addition, measurement, and every other principle of math all while they’re enjoying a pancake breakfast.

 

Pancake Recipe Math

 

Practice counting, measuring, estimating, charting, averaging and more all while baking some delicious pancakes for Grandma!

 

Upper Elementary Grades and Beyond:

 

Flipping Pancakes Math

 

At this website you’ll see a number of “pancakes” all of different sizes, stacked on top of each other. Your job is to arrange the pancakes according to their size with the biggest at the bottom. Click a pancake and your flipper “goes under that pancake” and flips the whole stack above the flipper.

 

Pancake Sorting

 

This pancake sorting problem asks how many “prefix reversals” are sufficient to sort an arbitrary stack of pancakes.

 

Just For Fun!

 

Is the state of Kansas as flat as a pancake? Go to the website of Improbable Research and find out how to combine math and science to find the answer!

Virtual Tour of Oyster Cracker Factory!

November 30th, 2012

Hi! It’s Friday, November 30, 2012 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Westminster Crackers

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

Many thanks to ClickScholar Theresa for recommending this virtual field trip to the Westminster Bakers Company to see how oyster crackers are made.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and two options:

1) Video – Click on this item to watch a terrific 3-minute video of the entire cracker manufacturing process that includes dough mixing, cracker cutting, baking, and packaging.

2) Virtual Tour – This says it’s a “virtual tour” of the manufacturing process, but it’s really random photographs of the baking line, cooling process, box making, pallet making, shipping, etc. The real “virtual tour” is the video – so be sure to watch it.

While you’re at the site, you can read the history of the Westminster Bakers company and find out where to purchase their tasty crackers.

Valentine Art, Crafts, Recipes, & Games!

February 5th, 2011

Hi! It’s Saturday, February 5, 2011 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
AmazingMoms.com: Valentines

Age Range: All  (There are craft activities for all ages. Parental supervision required.)

Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Celebrate by decorating the house with Valentine-themed arts and crafts or bake a special chocolate treat for your sweetie or semi-sweetie. At this ad-supported website you’ll find instructions and illustrations for making:

*Valentine’s Day Crafts – Make a cute and crafty love bug, a valentine mobile, a valentine sachet, a CD valentine, or a woven paper heart.

*Valentine’s Day Recipes – Make a “Box of Chocolates” cake, a Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, Cherry Mousse, or Message Heart Cupcakes.

*Valentine’s Day Party Guide – Plan a Valentine party with these suggestions for decorations, treats, and fun Valentine’s Day games!

*Quick Tips to a Sweet Valentine’s Day – Don’t have time for crafts and recipes?  Try these simple and inexpensive ideas you can do in a jiffy to make the day more meaningful for your whole family!

Note:  This is an ad-supported website, so parents please preview and supervise use.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Candy Science Experiments!

November 2nd, 2010

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, November 2, 2010 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Candy Experiments

Age Range: All (Children will need adult supervision.)

ClickScholar Kelly recommended this website created by a mom who is a writer with a science background and her inquisitive daughter. Together they’ve developed an incredible archive of free science experiments you can conduct with candy

As explained at the website, this all began when her daughter asked a life-changing question: “What would happen if I put these Nerds in water?” 

That first candy experiment led to many with results like these:

“Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of candy experiments.  Click on any one and a new page opens with a list of materials needed and instructions on how to conduct the experiment. Try:

  • Pixie Stix Acid Test
  • M&M chromatography
  • Skittles Density Rainbow
  • Life Savers Lights
  • Starburst Oil Test
  • ~And Many More!

Use the horizontal menu at the top of the page to access:

*In Action – Watch videos of the candy experiments!

*Printables – Get free printable experiment cards!

*Party Tips – Find a list of suggestions for conducting a successful candy experiment party!

You can also read blog entries, find links to articles about candy, and lots of other fun stuff.

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