With a pile of Halloween candy calling out to both of us, I decided Kay and I need something to do with it. So we would use some of it for...science experiments! "And not eat it?" she asked in disbelief. Just a few pieces of it. "Can I eat it after?" We'll see. (That old parental non-committal stand-by.)
We already love us some sink-or-float experiments, so we used Reading Confetti's idea of doing the experiment with candy. Apparently most candy will sink, but some types have air in them, causing them to float. I made a simple chart and we picked out some candy to try with. We used 100 Grand, M&Ms, Reese's, and 3 Musketeers. First we predicted which would sink and which would float, putting an S or an F in the 'hypothesis' column. Then, down to experimenting.
She was majorly impressed with the floating M experiment. I love that she's still young enough that I can impress her with simple things!
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