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
• recording data in a bar graph
• 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
3 to 4