Understanding the scientific process can be tough for kids without plenty of hands-on experience. This candy lab investigation is designed to help them explore what scientists do, the tools they use, and the scientific process.

This resource includes a 10-page booklet for students to record their observations, data, and conclusions, plus teacher instructions for completing the lab.

The lab includes experiences in:
• observing physical properties
• classifying
• recording data in a bar graph
• predicting
• variables
• using a hand lens, graduated cylinder, thermometer, and clock
• drawing conclusions
• sharing data
• recording data in a line plot

The teacher will need to provide the above mentioned tools and individual candies (such as Skittles, M&Ms, Tootsie Rolls, etc.).

Candy Lab Introduction to the Scientific Process and What Scientists Do

  • Grade Level

    2 to 3

  • Pages


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