Candy Experiments 2

Candy Experiments 2

by Loralee Leavitt
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Candy Experiments 2 by Loralee Leavitt

Seventy new science experiments in Candy Experiments 2 will have kids happily pouring their candy down the drain and learning some basic science along the way. This fun, colorful book presents a brilliant use of Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, and other holiday candy!

Following the success of the first Candy Experiments, this all-new collection presents more ways to destroy store-bought candy and learn some science in the process. Candy Experiments 2 delivers fun science facts from the perspective of a real mom in the kitchen doing crazy things with brand-name store-bought candy.

Marshmallows, cotton candy, Pixy Stix, Jawbreakers, Pop Rocks, gummi candy, chocolate, and even soda provide good excuses to get destructive in the kitchen. Do Peeps dissolve when you drop them into very hot water? Can you make gummi candy disappear in water? What happens to cotton candy when you dip it in oil?

Candy Experiments 2 is full of new ideas for learning science through candy.  Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science. The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449461034
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Candy Experiments Series , #2
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 544,731
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

 Loralee Leavitt received the Highlights Pewter Plate Award for Nonfiction Feature of the Year, Independent Readers for the "Candy Experiments" article published in Mothering magazine, and her articles in ParentMap helped that magazine win a Gold Award from Parenting Publications of America. A popular freelance writer, she regularly contributes to Cricket, Scouting, Pockets, Boys' Quest, Fun for Kidz, Writers' Journal, and Highlights. She has given Candy Experiments presentations at local and national events, school classrooms, science fairs, Halloween parties, and farmers' markets. Loralee lives in Kirkland, Washington, with her husband and three kids.

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Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Sweet science rules! This book is a great collection of scientific experiments to carry out on candy (aka sweets in the UK!), beautifully presented with sound scientific principles used throughout and readers encouraged to analyse and interpret their findings. With nine different sections ranging from ‘Acids and Bases’ to ‘Density’ and ‘Just for Fun’, this book contains some seventy different experiments, most involving sweets or candy, for children to carry out. It starts off with some simple but essential safety guidelines, moves on to scientific processes and tips to help come up with creating good science fair projects, including links to a website to help with this. Each of the nine sections starts by sharing facts and theories relating to that section’s scientific concept. Then the fun starts with the actual experiments. These are well presented with an indication of the time required, the skill level, the question being investigated, what you will need and what to do. When adult supervision is required, the reader will find the skill level is shown as ‘Get a grown-up’. What is happening is then explained and more fun activities or science fair ideas to follow up this experiment are suggested. When new vocabulary is introduced, these are highlighted and explained. Beautiful images are used throughout the book to help illustrate and enhance the text. The book also has a contents page and index. Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley too  for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.