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Dissolving Halloween Candy Science Experiments

Are you looking for a fun AND educational fall activity for kids? These pumpkin science experiments are quick, easy, and engaging for kids of all ages. For this halloween science all you need are a few common liquids, candy, and our dissolving candy experiment worksheet. This candy science is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Simply print halloween science worksheet and you are ready to play and learn!

Are you looking for a fun AND educational fall activity for kids? These pumpkin science experiments are quick, easy, and engaging for kids of all ages. For this halloween science all you need are a few common liquids, candy, and our dissolving candy experiment worksheet. This candy science is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Simply print halloween science worksheet and you are ready to play and learn!

Halloween Science Experiments

I came up with this pumpkin science experiment in an attempt to use up our enormous supply of halloween candy while doing some halloween math at the same time! The fall worksheet adds a better introduction to the scientific method for kids while helping to round-out the experiment. This pumpkin science only requires common liquids of cold water, hot water, oil, seltzer, and vinegar plus any type of candy you already have on hand. Try this halloween science activity with preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this is a great science activity to try in October.

Pumpkin Worksheet

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The science experiment printable pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

clear glasses or containers fall candy (candy corn and halloween peeps work well) cold water hot water vegetable oil vinegar seltzer timer labels (we used painters tape and a sharpie) recording sheet (see bottom of post)

Halloween Science

All you need to try this fall science are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand:

  • clear glasses or containers
  • fall candy (candy corn and halloween peeps work well)
  • cold water
  • hot water
  • vegetable oil
  • vinegar
  • seltzer
  • timer
  • labels (we used painters tape and a sharpie)
  • recording sheet (see bottom of post)

Pumpkin Science Experiments

Dissolving Candy Experiment

Begin your pumpkin science experiment by dropping a couple candy corn in each jar and filling clear cups with each of the liquids you are using. We used 5 liquids: cold water, hot water, oil, vinegar, and seltzer as our potential solvents.

Ask children to make predictions on what will happen to the candy corn in each of the jars.

Pumpkin Science

Pumpkin Science

Observe what happens over the next 10 minutes and record your findings on the worksheet at the bottom of the post. What happened?

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Candy Corn Science

Ask students what liquid dissolved the candy the best?  As children some follow-up questions such as:

  • do you think more time will change the results
  • do you think adding more of the liquid will further impact the candy dissolving
  • do you think the type of candy impacted which liquid works the best
  • was your hypothesis correct?

Pumpkin Experiments

Pumpkin Experiments

Repeat the experiment with a different candy to see if you get the same results. Remind children that true science is repeatable. We opted to use these cute Halloween Peep marshmallows that look like pumpkins and ghosts for a fun pumpkin theme or halloween theme activity!

halloween science

Halloween Science Activities

Record your findings on a different worksheet. Make some observations about the appearance of the marshmallows. After 10 minutes draw some concolusions – which liquid dissolved the candy the best? Was it the same liquid as the first experiment?  What conclusions can you draw from repeating the experiment?

Fall Science Experiments

Pumpkin Science  Preschool

Don’t forget to recrod your findings on your recording sheet.

Are you looking for a fun AND educational fall activity for kids? These pumpkin science experiments are quick, easy, and engaging for kids of all ages. For this halloween science all you need are a few common liquids, candy, and our dissolving candy experiment worksheet. This candy science is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Simply print halloween science worksheet and you are ready to play and learn!

Candy Science Experiments

This fall science experiment is such a fun, memorable way to explore what makes things dissolve with students of all ages!

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Fall Math

Are you looking for a fun AND educational fall activity for kids? These pumpkin science experiments are quick, easy, and engaging for kids of all ages. For this halloween science all you need are a few common liquids, candy, and our dissolving candy experiment worksheet. This candy science is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Simply print halloween science worksheet and you are ready to play and learn!

Halloween Science Worksheet

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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