August 29

Skittle Investigation

Kindergarten chemists used the Scientific Method and hypothesized what might happen if we placed Skittles in water. My scientists thought they might sink or float, break into pieces (like cookies), grow larger (absorb the water), melt, dissolve, lose their colors, combine colors, or explode.

Why don’t the colors mix? Why do they move toward the center of the plate?

Scientists often think of new questions after they perform an experiment. What would happen if the Skittles were in the center of the plate or in the shape of a cross? Would we have the same results with another candy? What if we tried another liquid, such as milk or Sprite? Try this experiment at home and change one of the variables. Click here for more information.

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