Halloween is the perfect time for some candy science experiments!
And what better candy to experiment on than candy corn–it’s everywhere in October! We conducted three candy corn science experiments using things we already had in the kitchen.
Candy Corn Science Experiments
- bag of candy corn
- 3 jars or glasses
- CANDY CORN SCIENCE LAB printable
Download your free printable here–>> CANDY CORN SCIENCE LAB
Create Your Own Candy Corn Experiments
We started by experimenting to see if candy corn would dissolve in water. The kids predicted what they thought would happen on the free candy corn science lab printable.
We dropped some candy corn into the bottom of a jar of water and observed what happened. The candy corn began to crack and the water changed color as the candy corn started to dissolve. Then the white part floated to the top and stayed there which was both cool and creepy.
Then it was time to see what heat would do to candy corns!
The kids made predictions on their candy corn lab printable. Depending on age kids can write or draw their predictions–or even do both!
We stuck 5 or 6 candy corns into a glass and stuck them in the microwave for 45 seconds. The kids loved to see the candy corns puff up and bubble and turn into a dark orange liquid.
They also noted how strong the candy corn scent was after we took the jar out of the microwave.
Then we put some in the freezer to see what happens to candy corns in the cold.
The change wasn’t as dramatic as with the water and heat, but the kids noticed that when the frozen candy corn moved around in the jar it made a different sound than the non-frozen candy did.
I love how many senses were activated by these candy corn experiments. It’s such a great way to deepen the learning and the fun.
More Candy Science Fun
Candy corn science is pretty cool!
Don’t let the fun and discovery stop there!
We have TONS of science experiments your kids will love on our Super Cool Science Experiments for Kids page!
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